Tuesday, April 15, 2008

On the #1 metro this morning I saw a very attractive, young women get on the train. She sat down next to a young man who was standing. I watched as he looked at the woman several times out of the corner of his eye. He seemed shy and respectful of her space but he couldn’t help but, upon occasion, look at her.

She stood up to get off at the Concord stop, standing next to the young man. The train made a sudden stop, throwing her into him. They momentarily held each other to steady themselves. She was embarrassed and apologized. “No problem.” He said. The woman stepped off the train and we resumed our trip. The young man closed his eyes briefly and smiled. Sometimes it’s the small moments that can really make a day.

The cynic in me suspects she might have stolen his wallet. Oh well, it's a happier love story than the last one I posted.

7 comments:

mindy said...

That's really why I've decided on San Francisco - public transpo and all - so I can experience moments precisely as these (and maybe end up w/a husband along the way).

Misplaced said...

Mindy it seems like with San Francisco there might be a supply and demand issue with the husband search.

maitresse said...

...and it's that kind of story that would make a great Hitotoki! (hitotoki.org)

Mimi said...

Thanks, Misplaced. That is a great little vignette. I do like your blog.

Mimi, also misplaced in the (Upper) Midwest...

Polly-Vous Francais said...

Hm. Maybe I'll have to ride the metro more often. I mostly have only accidentally bumped into married men in the check out line at the supermarche.

The Late Bloomer said...

Adorable story! And I agree, it's moments like these that really do make us smile... And it can make the rest of your day!

Bellydancingknitter said...

Nice moment.

I'd have to think about a similar situation in a latin american bus or transport...