Subway Stories - Gentlemen on the Green Line
Sometimes riding on the T is downright discouraging. People pushing and shoving, squeezing into the the seat next to you when they know they cannot fit and have no business trying to fit.
Well, this past week was a breath of fresh air. I switched from the Red Line to the Green and was standing near the door. A young man sitting across from me asked if I wanted to sit down. It was only two stops that I had to stand, but you know what? I was a bit tired and wanted a seat. I took the gentleman up on his offer and thanked him. A really large man got on at the next stop and proceeded to fall on top of me when the train started suddenly, but that was okay. I was in a better mood, so it didn't bother me so much.
The next day, I got on the Green Line again at Park Street and stood by the door. Another young man offered me his seat! Two days in a row! Wow! I wondered if I look really tired. Well, I was actually, so I accepted his offer, thanked him profusely and sat down.
Just wanted to say "Thank you" to those two kind men. There are still gentlemen and they are riding the T.