My Favorite Place: That’s Where You Will Find Me.

Push! Struggle!

If you are cooped up in a cube farm staring at a monitor all day, it’s possible that you seek out meaningful interaction with sentient beings on the weekends/after hours. Maybe you frequent bars, clubs… (Epiphany! I have no idea where one goes to be sociable.) Ummm, establishments where people gather and do stuff. Or, you are part of a circle. Anyway, you do things with other people and possible enjoy it. I don’t.

My day consists solely of speaking. Not communicating. Speaking. The result? I avoid situations requiring me to mingle. How would you feel after 8 hours of speaking? Exactly. That’s why off-duty socializing in meat-space sucks my will to live. Who wants to hear and have to respond to more voices?

Peace. Solitude.

My favorite place, or escape, would have to be an empty or semi-empty train carriage, a free corner seat, my laptop, and some writing to do. Any train line will do.

Yes, yes this is my favorite place.

Empty Train Carraige

NOTE: The Metro is not a train.

2 Comments so far

  1. tim t. (unregistered) on January 13th, 2006 @ 7:24 am

    nice purple seats help too…

  2. Tom Mills (unregistered) on January 14th, 2006 @ 9:29 pm

    Haha, in DC, The Metro refers to the entire public transit system, to include Metrorail and Metrobus. Metrorail can be equally as tranquil, as I have finished many a book on the way home from a late night at work. The new trains have a patriotic look with red, white, and blue seating. Subways and trains in the USA have a different smell from those in Japan, though…

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