Life As I See It

Trains-Planes and Automobiles

When I was just a little girl I use to take the train into town with my Nana to do some shopping.  (Today we would call it Center City)  I was probably around 4 or 5 years old.  I remember this so vividly as if it was yesterday.  I would put my best dress on, get up early on a Saturday and head down to Manayunk to catch the Ell into town.  I remember getting off the train walking up a short flight of stairs and then taking an escalator down that led us outside.  Although I don’t remember any of the shopping part I do remember getting on the train and sitting on it for the entire ride.  It was exhilarating.  I was close with my Nana up until she died and this was one of those memories that stays in the heart. 

Since I’m cold, miserable and on the, I hate everything bandwagon, I might as well keep it going. 

I HATE TRAINS…The other day I took the train to Atlantic City for a Pool and Spa convention.  My boss and the other woman in the office were already there.  I have never taken public transportation and I panic when I don’t know where I’m going.  I had to ask where to purchase the ticket then I had to ask which train to get on then I had double check with a different person to make sure I was getting on the right train.  I almost had to pretend that I was blind just so I can be escorted onto the train. 

The anxiety seem to subside once I got on the train and sat down, until five seconds after the train started to move and the motion sickness set in.  It was awful.  I never felt this before in my life.  I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it and if I did it would have to be with my head between my legs.  As long as I was able to look out of the window and see distance I was fine.  The motion sickness went up and down and I made it there in one piece.  I don’t think that I’ll be taking the train any time soon. 


2 responses

  1. Heather

    I like that you have a tag called “Animosity.” It makes me laugh.

    February 1, 2008 at 10:10 pm

  2. Are you kidding have you seen the last three posts. That tag probably has the most traffic.

    February 1, 2008 at 10:25 pm

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