I'm a 36 year old librarian who loves to run, read, do yoga and hang out with my friends and family. I ran the 2008 & 2009 Boston Marathon for Team Eye & Ear to support the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Go Team Eye & Ear!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Have a Cigar

I've probably ridden the MBTA daily since 1997. Since then I have seen my fair share of noteworthy people and incidents; including, but not limited to:
  • a shooting (at Fields Corner over some gold jewelry)
  • toe nail clipping
  • teeth flossing
  • head-butting
  • crazy ranting and raving
  • self-pleasuring
  • exposing oneself
  • vomiting

Today though, I saw someone openly smoking a cigar on the Red Line. This guy was different than the kids I've seen sneaking cigarettes on the platform, as they always look like they'll pee their pants if they get caught. This guy was actually enjoying a lit cigar on his morning commute and looked so comfortable and sane, that I think he'd have been apologetic if someone pointed out to him that it was prohibited to smoke on the T.


Suldog said...

You mean nobody DID point it out to him? I find that even more amazing than the fact he was doing it! Wow, even as a smoker - trying to quit, as you may know, but still one as of now - I can't imagine smoking a big stogie on the subway without a second thought. Maybe he was a foreigner?

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe the nerve of some people. I've been told on a T bus BY THE BUSDRIVER to turn down the volume of my iPod, but NO ONE thought to tell this guy that smoking is forbidden? I mean, there are even signs!! Cigar smoke is so...icky too.

Shave said...

that is great! there used to be a rough, bleach blonde biker-looking woman who would get on the green line drunk/high and once she stumbled on the green line at warren street and asked the driver where the smoking section was... lol!