Friday, June 12, 2009

Lions and Drunks and Gays! Oh, MY!!!!

Yesterday afternoon Jim and I took the train home with a very loud, upset, and SHITFACED woman. She spent a majority of the train ride on her cell phone screaming at various people - to the amusement of a majority of her fellow passengers.
Jim and I were in hysterics because she was SO 'out there' - yelling and swearing her face off with absolutely no regard for anyone else on the train. Much like most of the rude, self-centered cell phone gabbers out there, she was behaving as if she were sitting in her living room.
It all started out very funny, but by the end of the ride I was feeling a little bit sorry for her. From what I could tell: she's currently living with her boyfriend and for whatever reason she decided yesterday that she had had enough and was moving out. At one point, she called her boyfriend's sister and was explaining the situation to her and in the middle of the story she started to cry. It seems that she and the sister are quite close and she's afraid that the breakup is going to ruin their friendship. She was also telling the sister that she on her way home to get some stuff and was planning on staying at the local Motel 6 (which I KNOW is a dump) for a couple of weeks. That in itself is just sad.
I know this isn't the first time that this has happened, because we've heard her similar rants on the train before...but that makes it even more pathetic. She's clearly got issues and should probably be getting some 'professional help' - that doesn't involve a trip to the packie (that's what we Massachusetts folk call a liquor store) every morning.
Oh well...if I run into her again, I'll give you an update. :-)

In happier news, tomorrow is the Boston Gay Pride Parade!!!!

YAY! I love parades, and even if the parade is made up mostly of politicians and church groups, it's always fun to see the gays out in full force.
I'm going to bring the camera this year and take some fun pictures, come hell or high water.

Other than going to the parade and maybe the block party afterwards, we really don't have any big plans this weekend.

Well, that's not entirely true. On Sunday night, we're going to Charter Night for the local Lions Club. Jim's dad is being installed (inducted?) as The King Lion.
No - I'm not kidding.

In all seriousness, The Lions Club is a really great organization and they do a ton of great stuff for people in need all without shoving religion down your throat, which is a HUGE plus in my book. I'll be sure to report back about that as well.

Have a GREAT weekend and HAPPY PRIDE!!!!


Stephen Rader said...

Okay, first of all, where did you get that picture of my step-mother? She looks great!!!

Secondly, the fact that this woman does this on the train A LOT is sort of "bad cell phone etiquette" call for help, isn't it. That said, there isn't enough "mommy" in the world to get me to start talking to that woman (if you get my POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE reference).

Lastly, when my ex-boyfriend would start fighting with me late at night (because he had showed up at my place drunk off his ass), I would kick him out. It never failed that, minutes later, he would call and start screaming at me over the phone. And somewhere, in the middle of the screaming, I would hear the automated sound of the CTA train say, "Irving Park is next. The next stop is Irving Park." I would say to him, "Are you ON THE TRAIN?!? Everyone on there can hear you!," to which he would reply, "I don't give a fuck about these people!!! FUCK THEM!"

Classy guy. A real classy guy.

I'm gonna hit the packie. :)

Jim said...

If Jim's dad will be the Lion King, does that make Jim 'Simba'?

Have a happy gay pride day!

RG said...

Can you feel the love tonight....LOL

See you out and about on Pride John!

RG said...

If Jim's dad is The Lion King, and Jim is Simba, does that make you Nala? Sorry - couldn't resist.