Wrapping A Mind

I know this story is late but at least I’m actually writing about it! The night was Friday April 8th. I had just finished doing my first “chronicles of time” on the W. I was standing outside the stairs to the Whitehall St station. I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do. I decided to call my best friend Dawn. Unfortunately she was on the phone so I figured I’d try one more friend before I made up my mind in regards to what I would do next.

I called my friend Stephanie. She seemed wrapped up in some company at her house. I figured I’d just do some railfanning before heading back to my Bronx crash pad for when I’m within the 5 boroughs for days at a time. I can’t wait until I actually move into my own place somewhere within the 5 boroughs. Lets not digress from the story though.

My cell phone rings & I see it is Dawn calling me back. We spoke for a few minutes & then made plans on the run. I was happy we made plans for a few reasons. First, I had no sense of what I wanted to do next. Secondly it would give me something to do & lastly it has been over a year since I have seen her.

The last time I saw her was when we met a bunch of WWE superstars on the eve & day of Wrestlemania 20. Why I haven’t seen her in over a year you ask? Well that is none of your business plus it isn’t the point of this blog.

We decide to meet up at 71-Continental Ave. I decided to take the most direct route which was the R from Whitehall St to the last stop. This is where my first blog opinion gets started. I’m sitting in the corner of the train & I see a guy with a couple of bags sitting across from me. I notice he has a new cd. He was admiring the new Beanie Siegel cd. I was just listening to my Jesse Malin cd when I noticed he started to open the cd.

The reason this caught my attention was because of what I see him do with the packaging. The man has a couple of bags with him yet he still felt the need to open the cd & throw parts of the wrapping underneath the seat. The kicker to this story is he took the rest of the packaging & placed it inside one of his bags. WTF??????

I don’t understand why he couldn’t just put all the wrapping in one of his bags to begin with. I could understand if it was an accident that led to the wrapping going underneath the seat. The fact is there was no accident & he purposely littered what is an already dirty enough system.

He eventually got off the train but for the rest of the ride my mind was stuck on his actions. Did a magical power touch his soul & make him realize he was wrong for throwing his wrapping underneath the seat? Who knows what he was thinking.

In the end I got off at the last stop, exited the station, crossed the street, & went up to Dawn. I will probably never see the guy again & really have no reason too. All I can hope is that he will remember his last action & do his part to keep our system clean.

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Welcome To TransitBlogger.com

I would like to take this moment to welcome everyone to TransitBlogger.com TransitBlogger.com will be the official home for my transit blog. The story of how this site came to be is quite interesting. As many of you know, I run Eye On Transit. I originally had my blog built within the layout of EOT.

I closed EOT temporarily as I decided to completely reconstruct the site to make it more search engine & user friendly. Plus I felt it needed a lighter look to go along with the current season. While working on EOT, I ran into some difficult problems incorporating a search engine friendly blog within my layout. After trying just about every possible solution including recoding from scratch, I had just about gave up on making the blog search engine friendly.

A few days ago while looking up domains, I noticed that TransitBlogger.com was available to register. I was quite shocked by this & did not hesitate to register it. Although I wanted the blog to be incorporated within EOT, I am quite satisfied with my new blog home. Quite honestly I think it might be for the best so there is no competition between the blog & my transit photos.

While I have not been the best at updating my blog often enough, I plan on changing that. So sit down & enjoy the ride as I take you into the world of transit one entry at a time!

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