Like most people, I keep quiet on a subway. I either keep myself occupied by doing something on my phone, have music playing, or zone out into my own world. Yesterday I was doing just that, when a woman (with her own headphones in) asked me a question.
|Keep calm and shop on|
Rationality hit the third time I tried the beige boots on and decided that they were much to "Gaga" for my liking. So I placed the two back (despite knowing that they could hold the size 7.5 boots-that I had just fell in love with), and chose a Starbucks Frappachino as my indulgence (instead).
So when I finally got to class, and was still daydreaming about these suede navy boots that I had fallen in love with, I knew that I really wanted them. So when my everlasting class finally ended, I was on my way back to the store when I got a text that I needed to be back home by 5.
By that point, I had no option BUT to go home. So I jumped in a cab, which inevitably had bumper to bumper traffic, jumped out of the cab and onto the nearest subway. As I was still thinking about the boots (that fitted perfectly)!-I decided to look for them online, and continued to do so, while sitting on the subway.
Thats when a women asked me if I was shopping on my phone, I said yes-and long story short the conversation progressed when she noticed my English accent. I wasn't sure if she was just talkative, curious or just very friendly (which lets admit-you don't usually come across on a subway)! But I engaged in the conversation, explaining that I went to school in the city and was a writer.
Unbeknownst my two minute elevator pitch (the extra credit assignment that I opted not to do last semester)! Was being spoken on a subway. It turned out that the lady (I won't mention names for privacy purposes) I was talking to worked for NBC, and at the end of the conversation (which started with me shopping for shoes)! She complemented my work, saying that she could see me working for them in the future. After taking my business card, we continued to talk until ironically getting out at the same stop.
Lesson learnt? To always expect the unexpected.