Excuse the quick rant, but I just felt the need to share my (literal) pain from last evening.
I was heading over to meet Jessie at Teaism and stepped off the train at Gallery Place....
Now, I've been living in a city, taking public transportation for about 12 years now. I walk on the right side of sidewalks, stand on the right on escalators and generally try to stay out of the way (all 5'3' of me).
As I walked away from the train, towards the exits a man came running towards the train like he was about to miss the last chopper out of Saigon. I moved further out of the way and yet somehow, this man who was at least the size of the Tall Guy, was coming straight at me. I had no time to react as he bulldozed into me, shoulder checking me like a linebacker and continued on his way to dive onto the train.
My shoulder was throbbing for about an hour, and I still regret not having the wherewithall to yell an obsenity at this guy. I hope for his sake, there was an emergency he was trying to get to as otherwise, he was a real jerk for trying to make that train as opposed to the one right behind it a minute or so later (it was rush hour).
I feel like I should also note that this person was no "punk teen ager" up to no good, but was a well dressed, possibly in a suit middle-aged person. This is simply for the defense of the teens who get blamed for most things and instead were the ones asking me if I was okay last night.
All right.. I'm done. I just needed to express my brief displeasure in people's general lack of manners and courtesy.