Saturday, August 16, 2008

subway

i've noticed something about the subway stations that just about everyone does.  in fact, i've fallen into the same practice.  it's walking to the very edge of the platform by the track and looking down the tunnel for the train.  i do this, and yet i don't know what it accomplishes at all.  actually, i know exactly what it accomplishes...nothing.  but for some reason it makes me feel more aware of reality or something.  wouldn't that be nice.  

there's an old adage, "a watched pot never boils."  i think there should be a similar one for the subways here.  "a watched track never brings a train."

2 comments:

Fred said...
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batesman said...

Back when I used to smoke cigarettes and back when smoking cigarettes was actually allowed in public it was a surefire way to summon a subway...just light up and be sure that your train will arrive just a minute later! Haven't tried it with boiling pots. Or pot, for that matter :)