You may think I must be tired of seeing trains…
Not when inside this train!
It was a drag and a blessing
Because of the truck’s blocking
Freeway lanes last Monday
It was at home I finally stayed – to my boss’s dismay.
Tuesday morning came and all ready
Only to be greeted by conductor’s announcement
We’d be going until Monctlair only was his plea.
Shock and wonder why from going to work was I prevented?
Determined yet helpless
Called my husband and told him of my stress
“Don’t worry”, he reassured me no less
“I’ll rescue you, my damsel in distress!”
*Everyone’s talking in the train of how long they got stuck and how they got to work — eventually.
Away from this traffic jam
I’ve been stuck in since morning today
Been in here for more than two and a half hours
Didn’t even manage to get to the Summit
I don’t know why it took long for me
To wait and sit
Just here staring – waiting for my patience to plummet.
Now, it is time to — scram!
Than fret, sweat and get upset
Otherwise I’ll be here til the sun sets!
Staring blankly ahead with both hands on wheel
Taylor Swift’s ‘All Too Well’ playing,
Thought I heard John Mayer’s guitar in the song’s beginning?
Wait; did this truck just got in my lane and did a steal?
Right side full, left side too fast
Ahead I wanted to fly past
Difficult for my ‘debutante’ car to do a swish
So I guess I wait for the right moment and decide not to go noirish
Then, truck in front of me just changed lanes and went back to its rightful place.
Hoping to go from zero to sixty,
Nah, the black Beemer who’s got its eyes fixed on the space,
Much to my chagrin
Can’t do any tantrum throwing especially I missed today’s tiffin
So therein, all I could do is shake my noggin.
*Something I’ve written sometime in March last year and completely forgotten in my draft folder.*
Be careful with what you say. Kids are such copycats. -Me
Yes, we all know that.
So, what do you say after this?
Let me guess the letters…
You ordered a package and it arrived on time – looking like this:
Content was in fine condition, surprisingly.
Driving along happily then this thing parked in front of your car – and no one would give way when you try to change lanes.
Being stuck in this traffic jam of a lifetime:
Now, I’m sure this is a very fine school. But I had to look twice and see if I am reading it right.
When my son was three, I started to teach him how to write his name. Here’s what he came up with:
Think the Chinese blood in me is flowing strong in him.
What about my hubby?
Sure, he’s got some Chinese blood in him too!
After a few weeks apart one time – in between our move to another state, this is his welcome home:
🎧 Now I know my ABCs, let’s all stop this profanity … 🎧
Along the freeway, a car’s got its right turn signal on –
Then turns left.
“Hello there!” He says while looking straight at me.
Hmmm..do I know him? I ask myself quietly. Maybe he was introduced by someone I know sometime ago?
“Come and sit here.” He smiles while picking his things up from the seat next to his.
I thought of the people I talk to in the train..
Suddenly bursting from behind me – a guy (clearly was pleased to see him) and immediately sat next to him.
Along the Los Angeles Union Station corridor:
A few feet from the platform entrance 7B, a crowd has gathered ’round the Customer Agent of Metrolink.
Red letters flashing on the signage, “All San Bernardino trains delayed up to 60 minutes because of signal issues.”
Lady agent shouts, “The next San Bernardino train will be in 10 minutes.”
Turns out, she mean train is on platform 10B.
A child barely five years old, sees a pal who lives on the same street as hers, looking out, her chin resting on the ornate balusters of the school’s corridor, she smacks her bottom.
Not her pal after all.
Just when I was feeling upbeat today because it’s finally Friday…
It’s been almost an hour after I’ve left the house and I haven’t even gotten to the Summit. And it’s only about 15 miles?
It was foggy, I could tell. But it couldn’t be that bad foggy that we were at a standstill?
Checked the CHP traffic website when I got to the train station.
Multiple vehicles were involved and at least one semi truck.