The time we wanted to bike over the GW bridge…

SCENE
‘A’ Train Platform. 23rd Street, NY, NY

MELISSAIt’s funny that we’re taking our bikes on a train
just so we can bike again. Isn’t it?

TYLER
It is. But how else would we get there?

A Train pulls up, doors open. Melissa and Tyler
enter crowded train car.

TYLER
Oh man. This is going to be a sh%*show.

Truer words had not been spoken.

5 minutes on the uptown train and a little baby refuses to pry her bare feet from in between the spokes of a bike tire. A man starts singing in his own rendition of Duke Ellington’s Take the ‘A’ Train at the top of his lungs. Once the train clears out a little, a homeless man with a thick southern accent enters the train and proceeds to shout that no one better roll their eyes at or bother him because he’s ‘had a day’! He curls himself on two empty seats, mumbling that he’s ‘had a day!’ and grows increasingly ornery as a group of roughly…oh…200 French students pile themselves into the train car.

HOMELESS MAN
What the hell stop are you getting off at?!

FRENCH INSTRUCTOR
Canal Street.

HOMELESS MAN
Well you’re going the wrong way!!!

FRENCH INSTRUCTOR
(to Melissa)
Is this true?

MELISSA(nods)

FRENCH INSTRUCTOR
I like to bike too.

There’s some yelling. Some shouting across the train. And roughly 200 French students exit the train.

HOMELESS MAN
Well! That was a blessing in disguise,
wasn’t it!

Truer words had not been spoken.

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