Sep 17, 2012


I must admit that I assumed commuting over an hour to work would be the number one most awful thing about my new job.

I was right.

It is terrible, but it also allows me to accomplish two of my favorite things: reading and people watching.

Last week I read three novels:

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell was an easy read and it was chosen for one of my book clubs. The entire book is written in emails between two co workers and it involves a security officer who is hired to "watch" the company email system and make sure there is nothing inappropriate happening. It was funny, but predictable.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green was a book that was recommended by a friend. It follows the story of a 17 year old girl who has Cancer. This book was unpredictable, but a tear-jerker. I'm sure that someone else is currently writing a blog post about the girl who was crying on the 5:30PM crosstown bus last week. It was slightly embarrassing.
Divergent by Veronica Roth is the next Hunger Games. It is almost too similar to the Hunger Games to feel like a different series, until there is a twist in the story. The story takes place in a utopian society where you are placed in a faction that fits your personality and life style. One faction runs the government, one faction produces research and technology..etc, etc. It seems like a system that might be beneficial until someone decides that they want all of the control. Read it now, before the entire world does. There is also a sequel that I am half way through, Insurgent.

Let's move on to people watching: it is amazing! People do some of the craziest stuff on the buses and subways. Last week, I noticed two people have panic attacks about almost missing their flight because traffic was holding the bus up. One lady seriously got on her phone, cancelled her flight from LGA, rebooked a new flight from Newark, and then proceeded to demand the bus driver let her off the bus immediately because she had to make it to the new airport. Usually, bus drivers only open the doors at the bus stops, but this woman was pushing people, making a lot of noise and being rude, so he let her off in the middle of the street when we were sitting in traffic.

I have also had the pleasure of seeing where numerous homeless people sleep. The A train has one of the longest rides from start to finish, so the homeless choose it because they can get the longest nap before they have to exit the train.

I wish I could remember some of the other amazing people watching episode from last week, but I'll keep my eyes open this week for some more!

1 comment:

  1. People watching on the train is one of my favorite things about living in NYC. :)