Saturday, November 08, 2008

The Pregnant Straphanger

I am a little over 5 months pregnant with identical twin boys and my belly seems to have exploded in the past two weeks. My commute to and from work kind of sucks. The morning involves a very crowded bus and two trains. Going home I take 3 trains but can usually get a seat for 2/3 of the ride. As mentioned in the post I made 30 seconds prior to this, I was offered a seat by someone on the train for the first (and second) time this week and am going to try to keep track of when it happens. My guess is that 95% of the time, it will be a woman giving up their seat. I don't anticipate ever being offered a seat on the bus because the last person I saw offer one to a pregnant lady was me, when I was 3 months preggo!

1.
November 6
Q / Dekalb Avenue
30-something African-American woman
The first time! I was shocked because I had the hoodie under my coat zipped up and didn't think my belly was obvious. But I was also thrilled and grateful because it was one of those mornings when the bus took forever and the waiting always wipes me out. Thank you, lady!

2.
November 7
4 / Union Square
20-something (definitely early 20s) white woman
The third portion of my regular morning commute involves transfering from the Q or R to the 4,5,6 at Union Square. This time I declined the seat offer because I was feeling ok and I only had one stop to go.

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3 Comments:

Blogger DJ Eiffel Tower said...

I'm excited to add another SHR blog to my reader. GO TEAM HONG-RAPHAEL!

November 09, 2008 9:35 PM  
Blogger Listmaker said...

what happened this morning? did you get a seat?

November 10, 2008 5:48 PM  
Blogger youthlarge said...

nothing happened! no seat givers, but i didn't have to wait very long for the bus (and the back doors stopped right where i was standing) or the train (already pulling in when i was heading down the steps), which was also not very crowded.

November 10, 2008 6:47 PM  

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