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Superman (Jesus Guy) Returns! [Apr. 17th, 2007|02:12 pm]
Overheard in Transit


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The other day I had gotten out of class early because it was just review. I turned on my iPod and checked the bus times at New West Station. Then I saw him, clad in the red shirt of a Staples employee.
I texted Ben (biteme2514 ) with: "OMG THE SUPERMAN JESUS GUY WORKS AT STAPLES."
I heard SJG say excuse me, but I was using the excuse of headphones and looking at my phone to ignore him.
I put my phone in my pocket and looked down towards where the 123 stop is.

HE MOVED INTO MY LINE OF SIGHT SO I COULDN'T MISS HIM. So I took an earbud out to listen to what I knew was coming.
"Can I ask your opinion on something?"
I resisted the urge to say I KNOW WHAT YOU DO. NO METAPHORS.
"What do you think of the Smurfs as a metaphor for communism?"
I stared blankly at him so maybe he'd get the hint. "Seriously?"
He said yes. I said, "Um, okay."
The bus came and I thought it would be a reprieve from the questioning, but no, I pull out my bus pass and he gets on right behind me, saying "well, if you had a lot of spare time to think about random things like politics..."
So I sit down and he sits a seat away and starts his spiel about the Smurfs being all the same. I don't feel like listening to him when I could be listening to my music so I say, "I'm not sure I want to discuss this. Sorry." I may have sounded kinda rude but there are very few times when I feel like talking to random people on transit.
I text Ben with "OMG SUPERMAN JESUS GUY TALKED TO ME ABOUT SMURFS!" and try to keep a straight face the rest of the ride.
...and then he got off at my stop. But he seemed to purposely go ahead of me, which I was okay with except for it making me have to slow my pace. Some people are odd.

Exception: The guy I met at 22nd Street Station at like midnight when I was with several guy friends. He was friendly, our age, and was fun to talk to. I should have gotten his MSN or something lol.