Saturday, October 13, 2007
Friday Night on the Train
Caption: Theo and Natalie play no part in the following narrative.
On Daddy’s train ride home from work late Friday night after a long day at the office, the train suddenly jerked to a stop just outside of Secaucus station.
I and my fellow passengers – mostly New York Ranger fans wearing Ranger jerseys returning home from the Garden – waited a few anxious moments, then slowly rolled on.
Then the conductor’s voice came over the train’s audio system. Here’s what he said, word for word:
“Attention passengers do NOT push the buzzer. Pushing the buzzer is a federal offense. You will be incarcerated and fined. Pushing the buzzer can cause harm to you and to every single passenger on this train and to every member of the crew. And if you push the buzzer button, the train will stop and police will board the train and ARREST EVERY SINGLE PERSON ON THE TRAIN.”
That last bit caused a bit of a chuckle, and Daddy recognized the conductor as a genuine comic talent.
A few minutes later, the conductor was back on the loudspeaker.
“Passengers, if you look out the right side of the train you’ll see the finest hockey stadium in the United States of America.” It was the shiny new Jersey Devils stadium in Newark. The Ranger fans groaned in protest.
Conductor of the 10:11 Trenton local, the Clarks of New Jersey salute you!
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a) Daddy’s commute
b) Hockey news
c) Theo and Natalie
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