Friday, November 02, 2007

Yesterday I get onto the subway and miracle of all miracles I get a seat. Like a good subway goer, I settle in, after knocking the fellow beside me with my bag, and begin to look around. Then I notice buddy at my side, smells kind of nice, but is yawning his head off trying to read freakanomics. So I say, “Boring book huh.” And boom a conversation follows…the books he’s read, the books I’ve read, the places I’ve lived, the places he’s lived, and then this:

Me: “It’s funny how you take the subway to work every day and you never meet the same person. My mum takes the GO and she has tons of GO friends.”


Him (dead serious:) “Well I take the subway from Sheppard to Union, and the funny thing is I do see the same people, and then I see the same people get off, and then I see the same people walk around at lunch, and I’m starting to seriously wonder if I am in some low budget film and I got the shitty repeat extras.”

Me: Convulsing in Laughter

Him (thoughtfully): Your much prettier than the normal extra's

Me: That’s because I’m a leading lady….

20 comments:

The OE said...

Sounds like it's time to terminate with extreme predjudice

Lene said...

bap! bap! (gun finger salute)

your punch line was sooooo wikkid! that wasn't even scripted or anything. hahahaha

Leon said...

Sounds like a nice guy. Could a relationship blossom?

bitsandgiggles said...

Aw, that makes wish I didn't drive to work!

RainStorm1212 said...

"That's because I'm a leading lady"... LOL!!! Great comeback!

bobby said...

Gal yuh full a rylics baddddd

Stunner said...

Hehehe, the convo full a hotness! You were quick on the draw with that leading lady line!

Island Spice said...

BOOM BAM!!

[I was gonna say 'bap bap' but Lene beat me to it! =]

THAT is why we read this blog!! =]

kimba said...

ohmygod.. a smokin' cranky comeback!

numbers exchanged?

xx

Abeni said...

I say Cranky will take the subway again very sooon

Mad Bull said...

Nice one!

Pendullum said...

Well leading lady....
Is he an extra?
Or a leading man?

Jim said...

Isn't it funny how you can ride the subway every day in silence and then all it takes is one comment such as "Boring book huh" to break the ice and start an entire conversation?

That's one thing about Toronto that I've noticed more since living in a smaller city for the last few months. In Halifax, people have brief "small-talk" conversations all the time wherever you go. You'll always chit chatting with a stranger.

But in Toronto it's like people have this shell where they are almost always silent. But when you do start talking to someone it ends up as an in depth conversation. There seems to be nothing in between.

I guess people are just pickier about who they talk to.

dalia said...

chapter two: the pick-up... available in-stores this tuesday...

Irie Diva said...

wat a suspense u have us in...

tell us if the numbers were exchanged nuh

Miz JJ said...

Loves it. You killed it with that comment.

GC said...

bobby said it best

but seriously freakonomics was a damn good book. He was just tired cause he went salsa dancing last night and cooked up some curry in the house when he got back home.

did you get his number?

Christina_the_wench said...

And then...?

Leaving us hangin' is so not right.

Jdid said...

yea yeah! how come that never happens to me on the subway

gela said...

Hehe, I did feel like giving two, brap, brap gun salute to your leading lady response. Girl, you've got lyrics! Love it!

Hey, we carib peeps think alike you know, I saw someone already gave a gun salute and was thinking of saying 'rylics' but thought you wouldn't understand and then saw Bobby said it. Hehe.