Image by kalyan3 via FlickrA little Friday slice of life…
This morning I got on the 6 train at East 86th Street that runs from the Bronx through Harlem down the east side of Manhattan until Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall; it should have been just another eight-stop commute to work.
When I got on, a 50-something woman was arguing with an older man, with her originally telling him things like "You are not God!" and "Obama is my president!" I didn't get it, and still don't.
My first instinct: Should I get off the train?
That was quickly replaced by my second instinct: No way!
And then my third instinct kicked in: I have to record this.
Fortunately I had a Pulse Smartpen from Livescribe on me. I was able to record five minutes of her rant, and the guy comes in if you turn the volume up. Midway through, there's a burst of laughter. The woman narrates it, and she's not exaggerating — his teeth really did fall out.
Note this is audio only, and this is not safe for work if your workplace frowns on lots of profanity. Rated a strong PG-13.
You can play the subway rant here.