When Manhattan Stopped for Me

I was barreling down the subway steps towards the express train downtown, late for an appointment, when the doors began to close.

A young girl brazenly stuck her leg in the door so it would stay open, but like a giant blade speeding across, it looked as if it would claim her Doc Marten and the foot it held.

“It’s okay,” I mouthed, waving her to stop, “you’re gonna get hurt.”

Unbeknownst to me, the conductor hanging out of the window in the next car had his door wide open, waiting patiently for me to notice.

When I finally saw this, our eyes met, a big smile on my face, a tolerant expression on his.

You could almost read his thoughts.


And as I rushed settling into a seat, in a typical New York minute, instead of being late…

now, was early. ๐Ÿ™‚

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About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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80 Responses to When Manhattan Stopped for Me

  1. skinnyuz2b says:

    When one door closes, another door opens, ha ha! I’m glad you weren’t late for your appointment.

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  2. He waited!! John often saw things like that happen. He grew up in Queens, and after we married, he commuted for 30 years.

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  3. In the back seat, they listened to music. The maestro had to CONDUCT OR sit down.


  4. That was nice of the girl to put her limbs at risk to help out, although nice of the other conductor to hold it for you. The closest we have here are the buses which are never full and where the buses drivers all wish you a nice day when you get off.

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  5. Sorryless says:

    New Yorkers get a bad rap. When push comes to shove, they shine in most cases.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Dale says:

    Marc beat me to it (of course, I’m beyond late in catching up on posts…) I think New Yorkers, in general, are rather kind folk!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. poorvi kumar says:

    bless new yorkersโ€™ hearts!!

    Liked by 1 person

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