On the way to Boston there was a girl. She must have hooked up with a young man in the cafe car sometime before they closed it for the evening. As a rule, unless you were a party of four, you were forced to join total strangers if you chose to dine there. Anyway, they brought their conversation back into the coach with them. And she was loud! She sounded like Drunk Girl on SNL. She was also ...Amazing! Apparently, she was rich, dated lots of famous people, and had a career at a fortune 500 company! All before she hit 23! ( which means she is older than 23 at least)
At least she was quiet after that. I'm not sure how she was going to break the news to whoever was waiting for her at Backbay. If there even was anyone waiting there.
Screen Writer Santa Clause.
Apparently, Screen Writer must pay below minimum wage because he was riding coach train with the rest of us bargain hunters. I could not tell you some of the whoppers, But Cheryl was quite entertained. Then again, Forest Gump took the bus to see Jenny. And he was a Millionaire! ( And fictional... Just saying.)
Not everything was bad / annoying.
Black Man With is Son.
My point being that seeing a black father is something of a rarity for me. I have seen plenty of black single mothers....with lots of unruly kids. I have worked with Black guys who had kids and took care of them. (They never brought their kids to work, though.) But it was rare to see the interactions between father and son. ( I want to stress: FATHER) It was something probably most people on the train did not even notice....but I did. And I felt compelled to write about it here.
A nice lady joined us in Boston and was heading to Chicago as well. She had a daughter who ran in the Marathon and we swapped stores for a while. Periodically we even drifted away from running as the miles dragged on. It was nice having someone who had experienced the same heat and frustration as Cheryl had. It helps to know that you were not the only one having a bad day .
Other than that, Cheryl ran today, despite having a cold. We both scored for ETS and Pearson. And now I'm winding down for the night. Hopefully this cold will run its course and be done with me by tomorrow.
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