Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Conversation

Okay. Another subway story.

I was on the subway/El yesterday for a 20 minute ride to the Belmont station from downtown. The first thing I do on the subway is to stick my nose in my subway-book. Just as I had opened my subway-book (which is one that I stole/borrowed from Iwanski's bookshelf when I was feeding their cats), I heard this conversation behind me. It was a young-ish couple, but she was doing all the talking. She had this deep, raspy, druggie-type of voice.
Here's what I listened to for twenty minutes:

Her: It was so funny, man, when he fell on his ass.

Him: mm-hmm

Her: Yeah, man, I just laaaaughed. . .

Him: mmm.

He just fell on his ass, man.

yeah?

(pause)



Yeah. It was so fuckin' funny.

mmm.

I never laughed so hard in my life . . .

mm-hmm.

Man, he just fell on his ass. . .

. . . .

(pause)

I just couldn't stop laughin', man.

mmm.

'Cause when he fell on his ass, he looked so surprised, man.

yeah

Man, you shoulda seen his face

mm-hmm

'Cause when he fell on his ass, he didn't know what to do

mmm.

And I just laaaaughed . . .

. . . .

(pause)

'Cause it was the funniest thing I'd ever seen, man.

yeah

Man, he just fell on his ass

mm-hmm

And, man, we couldn't stop laughin'

. . . .

'Cause, man, it was so fuckin' funny

mm-hmm

That dude just fell on his ass

. . . .

Man, that was funny .

mmm

We just couldn't stop laughin', man

mm

I'll never forget the look on his face, man

yeah?

(pause)

Cause that dude just fell flat on his ass

mm-hmm

And I just laaaaughed so hard

mmm

Man, that was funny

. . . .

I wish you coulda seen it, man

yeah?

Cause he fell right on his ass

mmm

(pause)

And it was so fuckin' funny, man

mm-hmm

The look on his face when he fell on his ass

. . . .

God, I'll never forget that

mmm

Not as long as I live

yeah

When that dude fell right on his ass

mm-hmm

Fifteen minutes later . . .

. . .
I never laughed so hard in my life . . .

mm-hmm.

Man, he just fell on his ass. . .

. . . .

I just couldn't stop laughin', man.

mmm.

'Cause when he fell on his ass, he looked so surprised, man.

yeah

Man, you shoulda seen his face

Bing-bong!

I had reached the Belmont station

I wanted to hurl my book right at that chick right before exiting the train.

That would have made me laugh, man. . .

2 Comments:

At 1:48 PM , Blogger Lorraine said...

I yi yi!

 
At 3:22 PM , Blogger Red7Eric said...

I could barely stand to READ that; I can only imagine how excruciating it would be to have to listen to it.

 

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