Thursday, July 8, 2010

Transit "Pick-ups"

Hey peeps,
So I know this blog is supposed to be about my adventures on the bus, but in an effort to escape the heat as quickly as possible, I took the T home Tuesday night. Of course, I forgot my ipod and had just finished my book, so there was nothing to entertain me but pure old-fashioned eavesdropping.

I overheard a "pick up" conversation, where this guy who was clearly too old for this girl, was trying to pick her up. He had to have been in his early 30's and she couldn't have been older than 24. She bumped into him on an aggressive turn and he replied with "rough day at work?" Now before I continue with their conversation, let me bore you with what they looked like...he was a cross between Steve Carell meets Pee Wee Herman, and wearing a suit. She was a combination of Yunjin Kim (Sun) from LOST and Rihanna (without the red tips), wearing leggings and an oversized tunic.

Anyway, she answers his stupid questions and through the exchange of work stories I learned that he's finishing his MBA and currently doing an internship where if he does a good job, he'll get the job. She is a law student from Chicago just in town for the summer for an internship at a prestigious law firm downtown.

The best part is when she starts telling him she's living in Brighton right near BU and he starts going on and on about the crazy times he's had in Brighton and how it's the biggest party city in Boston filled with college kids and wild times. Now I don't want to hate on Brighton because some of my readers live there (baby bro, Joel...holler) but I think we can all agree it's not the biggest party city in town. He then proceeds to tell her how college kids from all over the world graduate and come live in Brighton because of the extreme nightlife. (That was a direct quote). This girl clearly wanted nothing to do with him but was being polite as she continued to answer his questions.

As the conversation winded down (she was getting off at the same stop as me) he handed her his business card and told him to "call him sometime if she wanted to see a good time in Brighton". She rolled her eyes, took the card, and got off the T.

What a creep.

Any who, I hope this little story tidbit helped you get through your day. I'm headed back to the land of outlook and seas of cubicles and pods.

Until next time...