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Jaundice James Donating Member (248 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:12 PM
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Suicide, urine, spite, and a greeting card from a homeless man
During the year Ive spent here in DC, and the six months that Ive actually been employed, Ive experienced a great many fascinating things in and around the DC Metro train system, mostly during my commutes.

...He spun around and around in place spewing plumes of pressured urine in great arcs and he aimed up and down, covering the stairs, the walls, the windows...

...After these experiences and more, it was that greeting card, given to me from a homeless man, that caused me to slow down and reflect on the very nature of all the rich, and weird, experiences Ive had on public transportation over the last year...{/I]

http://jaundicejames.com/2009/09/16/suicide-urine-spite...
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FirstLight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:39 PM
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1. Really nice...
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 09:40 PM by FirstLight
Well written and I LOVE the Angel/Devil moment...I would have done the same! :evilgrin:
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:34 AM
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3. I admit, that story did make me smile
because I have so many times, and me being female, ended up sharing a two-seater on a bus with a guy who insists upon acting as if his seat is his couch at home...spreading his knees as far apart as possible, with his leg jutting into my leg space, kicking back and relaxing and really spreading himself out...and there I am, clinging to the edge of my seat just not to fall out. And we're on an eight-hour bus ride.

You can't help but want a guy like that to find out what it's like to share a seat with someone who merely by trying to share the seats with him is going to give him a taste of his own medicine. And he can't do a damn thing about it.
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Jaundice James Donating Member (248 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 05:29 PM
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4. There's also the old ladies...
who sit with their purse in the seat next to them rather than share. I touched on that in an older post:
http://jimcunningham.wordpress.com/2009/07/13/a-moment-... /

-JJ
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Louisiana1976 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:12 PM
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2. Very interesting........
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