Feb 8, 2012

Elbow wars

Hi there! How have you been? I am writing this post while riding the bus on my way home from work. It is 5:50 pm on Wednesday, Feb 8th.

The day was good - before I knew it it was time to leave for home. I like days like this. On the other hand I would prefer the nights to take to a slower pace, but it hurries by only faster. It would seem like I just closed my eyes but soon the alarm goes off. But then it is really a blessing considering horror stories of sleepless nights tossing and turning.

I have come to like my bus rides better than the train. It is faster and I board it right by my house. Also I get an extra hour of sleep in the morning. Evenings too I could sleep if I wanted to, but I normally don't.

Mostly I get the first row seating on the passenger side which gives me ample view of the passing scenes. Oh! The New York skyline is a sight to see from these panoramic windows. The bus has an advantage of height over the cars which gives you a theater feel, if you will, of things around. And the car dashboards look so sophisticated from the bus and every single car seems to run by smoothly as if in a commercial.

There is one issue though. There is no elbow rests in the middle of the seats which means that unless you get a window seat you can't rest your elbows. More importantly you have to watch it from straying out of your "territory" into your neighbor's space. Even as I type this post in my blackberry I am elbow rubbed by my neighbor's jacket which is spilling into "my space". I often recall my days in the outskirts of Trichy where I have witnessed some very interesting elbow fights in the local buses...

Okiedokie, let's call it a day. It was nice sharing with you. Few other thoughts that have lined up in my mind for possible posting are: Fly away hair, chimney smoke, conversations in the air etc. The problem is I can't quiet put my thoughts into words; at least not yet. Hopefully I'll overcome the shortage soon.

My stop is just a few yards away, so let me click Publish! You all have a good night or good day depending on where your sun is! See you!

7 comments:

gigihawaii said...

Is this the new job you interviewed for months ago? You never told us how you fared at that interview. Hope it went well and you like the job! Best wishes!

anilkurup said...

That was an interesting attempt and quite a success too in writing on something that is just something.
Elbow wars!
It is the case where ever one is. isn't it?

NRIGirl said...

That's right @Gigi! It is the job I had interviewed for in December. I love it.

@Anil: It is the case wherever one is! We are selfish and don't want anything intruding our space and not even someone's jacket...

Bikramjit said...

hey hey I understand the jacket interferring in your area as long as its not the person :)

this might sound funny to you but one of the points I had when i was buying my car was it shud have a arm rest :)

and I know it can be difficult to type too without a arm rest :) Glad you are enjoying the bus rides ..

take care ..

Bikram's

R. Ramesh said...

trichia?aiyo..ennaku intha connexion theriyama poyidiche...haha..no no i am not fm trichy..just that i used to vist my uncle there...hey super post ya..know wwhat..somehow bus rides bring a personal touch as i used to travel by bus a lot in chennai and mumbai..

....Petty Witter said...

I suppose there are worse things that could be invading your space though elbows are pretty annoying.

sakha said...

Nice post. made me remember the days I used to travel by bus to work. An everyday event made into an interesting post. Only u can do it...

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