After a long tiring day at the office, the woman commuter settled down in her seat on the train and closed her eyes.
As the train rolled out of the station, the man who was sitting next to her, pulled out his mobile phone and started talking in a loud voice.
“Hi sweetheart. It’s Ted, I’m on the train”
There was a short period of relative quiet, where it was obvious to the woman commuter that the person on the other end of the phone was just a little bit hacked off.
“Yes, I know it’s the six thirty and not the four thirty, but I had a long meeting”.
Another short silence and this time the woman commuter could definitely hear an angry woman on the other end of the phone. She was also getting annoyed though, as she just wanted to get some sleep on the journey home.
“No, honey, not with that blonde from the accounts office. It was with the boss”.
She heard more ranting coming from the other end of the phone…
“No sweetheart, you are the only one in my life”.
The heated conversation continued…
“Yes, I’m sure, cross my heart”.
Well, fifteen minutes later, he was still talking loudly and the woman commuter by this time had just about had enough.
She leaned over and said into the phone, “Teddy honey, hang up the phone and come back to bed”.
Ted doesn’t use his mobile phone in public any longer. He received his divorce papers only last week.
Like many other people around the world, I have done my fair share of commuting to work over the years. I have driven to work, taken the bus, the train and the subway/tube, all with their own problems.
I have commuted to the office in sun, rain and snow, in clear blue skies and fog, torrential rain and blizzards. It’s been everything from a pleasant journey to a nightmare.
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