Eavesdropping on the SubwayPosted: October 23, 2016
dievca was pissed. she wasn’t paying attention at the 59th Street Station and the doors closed on her while she realized that she was on the uptown subway train traveling express to 125th. dievca needed to go downtown.
It was a long day – about to get longer.
After cursing herself all the way up to 125th on a packed train, dievca leapt off and ran across the platform to a downtown local train. Yes, local would be a heck of a lot longer – but dievca was able to get a seat. A prime piece of real estate during rush hour.
It was worth it.
A conversation broke out between two gentlemen about a carrying case that one guy favored.
An eavesdropping dievca learned that this yellow suitcase contained a camera and lenses for a Fashion Photographer. He claimed to have spent a pretty penny on the case, but felt it was well worth it. He stands on it during Fashion Week and when he flies, it goes right under the seat in front of him. The other guy was an amateur photography nut and was thrilled when the owner of the carrying case opened it up to show him how his equipment fit, packed safely.
The two Guys distracted dievca all the way to 42nd Street.
And, yes, she did check out who the photographer was — here is his website.
Seemed like a very nice guy who loves his work and is willing to share. It’s always nice to run into someone who is passionate about what they do in Life.
Photo: dievca NYC Subway 10/2016 (a NYC/dievca series) Neighborhood Anecdotes Episode #2