Feb 27, 2016

26 Dramatic Beginning/Fabulous Ending

This week started with a bit of drama....

Monday - The Beginning: Get Out!...
"All Passengers please leave the train and subway immediately!"
"All Passengers please leave the train and subway immediately!"
"All Passengers please exit the trains and leave the subway immediately!"
"All Passengers please exit the trains, do not linger on the platforms calming leave the subway station immediately!"

I didn't have to be told twice and no amount of curiosity could have me lingering to find out who, what, when, where, why. Miss Rhapsody was exiting the train and the subway on command.

I closed my tablet, grabbed up my wheel knapsack and out I went. The crowd was massive and the moving slow. As I was not too familiar with Pape subway so I followed to crowd. I departed the crowd route and took the elevator as the path to the stairway was tediously slow and the announcement to leave the subway could still be heard. I rode one elevator up and then another to the main entrance of the subway.


On the main floor people could be heard shouting "what's happening, what's happening." The replies were an array of wild guesses from passengers, "doh know, maybe its a bomb threat." "Its probably a gunman." "Its probably another jumper," the speculations flew. I noticed that the transit employees were quiet and never really answered the question.

I kept a steady pace toward the exit. A few steps to the exit/entrance a Jamaican man started shouting, "this eh bomboclatt right, al yuh feh tell meh to leave the bomboclatt subway but yah nah ave no pussyclatt shuttle buses, weh the pussyclatt shuttlebuses, bomboclatt rass." Others could be heard echoing the whereabouts of the shuttle buses as an alternative means to getting home. We all had to stand outside in the cold. At least it wasn't -22. One of the transit employees shouted to be heard above the noise of the masses, "there are no shuttle buses! You can walk to either of the two nearest subways Chester or Donlands from here or you can wait but we don't know how long the delay will last. There will be no shuttle buses. "Rassclatt!" came the irritated retort from the Jamaican man as he stormed off heading east. I just laugh to myself as the swearing was so pointless and did not make the situation better. I guess it helped him vent his frustrations, by this time it was after 8 pm.


I stood trying to acclimate myself, to figure out exactly where I was in proximity to my home. I went back inside near the door and ask one of the transit drivers if there is a bus/route I could take to get home. The alternative would be a long one but then he suggested I wait as it may be quicker that using the alternative, so I took out my tablet, pull up my puzzle and proceeded to amuse myself while I waited out the incident. Within 25 minutes it was over and we were allowed to reenter the subway again, turns out it was someone with a weapon on the very train I was on when we were asked to bail out and leave the subway. Better safe than sorry I always say and I didn't feel the time much as I busy solving my puzzle. I got home safe and sound.

The Ending - Love Expressed
Friday was a hectic day of sorts. I say of sorts mainly because I was trying to stave off this cold I could feel streaming through my body with the foreshadowing of aches, runny nose and sneezing. I finished up and left the office around 6:25. Transit was smooth and I was home by 7:53 pm. I quickly turned on the television for Sleep Hollow because i tend to forget as i get lost in my reading. I put some steamed chicken breast, eggs with vegetables to warm while relaxed, solve my puzzle on my tablet through the adverts and watched Sleepy Hallow. During the break I retrieved my food and saw on the refrigerator as I passed a card from my God son X (who has his own name for me) - affectionately known as MANMAN. It is titled CUTE LOVE. He made the card for my eldest daughter and I. She is his sweetheart and I am the loveable one. Now how can you beat that huh? Loveable, I'll take that. Priceless right? See his card below.

26 comments:

  1. Glad no one was hurt on Monday. From the sounds of it, seems like everyone evacuated in a rather orderly fashion. I halfway was expecting to hear there was mass chaos as people tried to get away. Too many actions movies i suppose lol.

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    1. Yes me too. I was worried though I didn't give it too much of my head space. I was glad everything was handled well and it was all over in 30 minutes. Life is enough drama without any side extras, the only extras i need is money.

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  2. All's well that ends well as they say... Always helps to have handwritten cards too I suppose.. :)

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    1. Yes, it was a relief.
      Yes, its a dying art-handwritten cards.

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  3. sounds like you made the most of the week, in spite of the subway woes too.

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    1. Yes I did, its the only real control one has.

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  4. That is a truly a sweet card.

    As for that subway incident, YIKES! That is darn scary. I'm glad you're safe and sound! Phew...

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    1. Yes I am loving my card.
      Absolutely, overall the wait is little consequence in the grand scheme of things really.

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  5. Thank god that you got back home safely after a worryingly scary one hour outside the subway with a bonus of an affectionate card from your favourite Man man.
    Are there any gun laws in Canada to control indiscriminate sales?

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    1. Yes all praises to the Divine I Am.
      They do have laws but you know human beings not all will adhere to it.

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  6. Good to know that everything went well and there was no casualty. You showed yourself calm and brave too. That was a cute card made for you. The day ended well for you.

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    1. I try to stay calm though I did have my concerns however calmness prevailed.

      The card is cute.

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  7. Awwwwww, so sweet how it all ended. Life can be full of drama at times.

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  8. Glad you got home safe and sound! And that cute note is really sweet. I hope by now your cold has decided you don't need it any more. :-)

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    1. It is isn't it.
      Oh my cold is still here clinging to me like a jealous husband refusing to let me go.

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  9. Nothing like a little scare on the subway to make you appreciate getting home safe and sound, and nothing like a handmade card from a child to make all right with the world. Our fridge is covered with pictures and cards some of our grandchildren made for us. Just looking at them makes my heart smile.

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    1. Sure you're right. Though I make a point of being thankful every time my feet hit my front door.

      It does bring a smile doesn't it. Sometimes its the simplest of gestures that brings the biggest joy.

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  10. Fortunately I have never experienced such a situation though I do think about it when I am in a public situation. Though I was at home at the time I only live about 5 or 6 miles from where the marathon bombing happened and one of the young ladies killed lived around the corner from me. She grew up, went to school and was friends with my lady friends twin daughters. That did affect me by extension. It could happen anywhere, any time and it is pretty scary.
    I'm glad everything worked out for you and your fellow commuters. And I want to thank you for your visits!

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    1. Thank you. You are right, it can happen anywhere which is why I am always thankful every time get to and from home safely.

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  11. Ahh that sweet card is the perfect way to end the week Rhaspody. Glad everyone was safe. Just goes to show that although we don't often realize it the very thing that inconvenience us can be a means of our protection. Have a great week.

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    1. Absolutely it was a sweet ending. Put things in order. True ones inconvenience verses ones safety. Safety wins out every time in my book.

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  12. Glad you are well and ok what a evening that was, and your fellow commuters. Lovely written card, little treasure s to lift the spirits. Have a good week ahead Rhapsody.

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    1. Lift the spirits it did.
      thank you. I trust all is well with you?

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  13. I am so glad you made it through MONDAY safe and sound. That was soooo scary. "Ain't God Good!!!"

    Love, love, love that card. I'll bet it brings a smile to your face every time you pass by it.

    Wishing you a wonderful week!

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    1. Thank you.
      Yes it is good and it does make me smile.

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