Thursday, March 24, 2005

"Wonder Woman—the re-make—will suck more than a universe sized Black Hole you realise."

Interesting Conversations No. 1

I called my mom last night to tell her that there was a small change in plans regarding my trip down to DC tomorrow. Instead of taking the train to BWI, I'm going to continue on to Union Station and spend the night with Beth and Neils.

Me: "I'll be arriving in DC around 9."

Mom: "Is that safe?"

Me: "Is what safe?"

Mom: "Taking the train down to Union Station so late."

For a brief moment I take in her comment with a degree of disbelief. And as I do so, the last four years flash before my eyes -- all the late night Metro rides alone, the times I fell down drunk on 14th Street outside the Black Cat, walking home from the subway in Bushwick alone, meeting people off the internet . . . . Apparently my mom is unaware of the frequency in which I risk my safety and is concerned that Union Station of all places will be my Achilles Heel.

Me: "I do live in New York, you know."

Mom: "I know, but it's my duty to worry about these things."


Anonymous said...

I imagine you can expect Mace for Christmas.


nycrouge said...

Probably would be a very sensible gift.

Tara said...

When I lived in Columbia Heights, cab drivers would always ask "Are you sure this is the right place? This isn't a safe neighborhood." Thanks, buddy. I live here.

nycrouge said...

Which reminds me of the famous quote once uttered by a NY cabbie outside my apartment: "People live here??"