Monday, January 21, 2008

Safe Traveling

While walking through the 9th Street Path station, I happened to look down and see an unopened condom wrapper on the ground. My first reaction was "ugh, gross," but then I found it really funny for some reason. As I stood and waited for the train to come, I watched to see what other riders reactions would be. Most people just stepped over it and didn't even see it, but for the few that did--a smile spread across their face. One guy stepped on it and almost slipped. I imagined what would have happened if he fell.

Guy falls.
"Ahh, God, my back!" Rider #1 says.
"Are you OK!" Rider #2 reacts.
"Yea! I'm fine, what happened."
"You must have slipped on that white wrapper."
"What is it?"
"It looks like--oh man, you slipped on a condom!"

This imagined scenario, of course made me want to laugh out loud, but I didn't want anyone thinking I was a weirdo laughing to myself. So if you ever want to make a stranger's day, or bring a smile to all those tired, hard working people, then leave a condom wrapper on the floor. Just hope they don't slip and fall on it. That will not make their day.



Eileen said...

i want a blog!

Kerri said...

Well, then go for it!

Dwyer said...

Hahaha! That would make me laugh too!