Wednesday, October 30, 2013 – Inbound – #trainspotting#Chicago


Good morning. On the, just in time, 7:35AM into the City. On the rear quiet car today. For those of you new to the blog ornreuire a refresher, the express trains along this commuter line are thirteen cars long (excluding the engine). The second car from the front (facing the direction of travel) and the back are designated “quiet cars”. These are commuter requested, commuter enforced programs where cell phone chatter, speaker-broadcast electronic sound and face-to-face debates are restricted. The monastic cars.

I approached the train just as it was about to use its doors near the back, so I sit in the quiet car. If I had company, It’s sit somewhere else. I like the Quiet Cars because I can watch people and report on my findings without unnecessary questioning.

The NFI is 1, as the temperatures haven’t brought out the winter bling yet.

One of the Real Housewives is here. A brunette, lithe, leather jacket, alpaca wool scarf, gorgeous ankle high tan boots. Her Stellarcash coffee in hand. The skin-tight means barely hide the recent wax treatment she had done on her curvy legs. She is reading a book (a real book!), so she must be one of the smart ones on the reality program that the audience doesn’t care about.

A heavier Tyler Perry is here. He is sitting five seats back. This fellow looks like a former defensive linesman gone to seed. He is asleep, feeling about that one game in college that, had he stepped to the left instead of the right, he’d be a NFL defensive All Star instead of the workstation systems analyst for a mid sized commodities brokerage.

Ned Beatty is here. The renowned character actor is healthier looking now than ever. Trimmer, he is catching up on some reading he meant to do a number of years ago. It has become much easier with technology. He’s finishing Gene Hackman’s autobiography as we speak.

An Observer is here. He is sitting right in front of me. He is completely bald. Beautiful, youthful complexion. He does have eyebrows, unlike his eleven other brethren. He is trying to blend in, with grey slacks, brown shoes, a white stripes button down and a windbreaker. He is hard not to stare at, because he reminds me of a Hollywood depiction of an Egyptian Pharaoh or something.

I just got a pleasant call from a client. I also got dirty looks from fellow passengers. The conversation was short.

Also here are Mitch McConnell’s granddad, Thurston Howell III, Corazon Aquino, Coretta Scott King and Aziz Ansari. All are armed.

Happy Wednesday. Safe Travels.

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