Love on the J Train
I am always surprised at what people will do to try to find love (or just lust, depending on your needs) on Muni. Yesterday I was on the J train and overheard this successful attempt at getting a date.
Cast of characters:
Romeo (man wearing a newsboy cap, sunglasses – even though it was at night – and standing…no, leaning casually against the back of the train)
Juliet (young woman wearing a cute white track jacket, heading to Dolores Park)
Me (you know, creepily pretending to read my newspaper while eavesdropping for Muni Diaries)
Romeo: Hey so you’re in school, huh? Yeah, me too, i mean, I am in transition. I am in the film industry.
Juliet: Oh what kind of film do you make?
Romeo: Well, I will be making films as soon as the lawsuit is over.
Romeo: Yes, with a former employer. Over employment issues. God, total assholes. But as soon as that is over, I can use the money from the lawsuit to transition into my art. Hey do you want to go to dinner or lunch some time?
Much much to my surprise, Juliet takes out her phone and gives him her number, takes down his number and gets off the train. They are having lunch tonight if I overheard right. Aaaah love is in the air. But geez am I too much of a cynic to hope that she gave him a fake number?