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I saw a pregnant woman on the subway this morning. I was standing and tried to make eye-contact with her. If she looked at me I’d ask if she wanted to sit and then I’d see if someone would give up their seat for her.  There was something girlish about her though her hair was completely gray, cut right around her shoulders and she dressed like a woman not a girl. In one hand she held a cup of coffee, in the other, she gripped a bagel with jelly. I wondered if she’d be embarrassed if I asked someone to get up for her.

She ate the bagel like she was mad at it. But she didn’t look annoyed just ravenous. It was amusing, even arousing, and I imagined making a video of her. It would be a family joke for years to come.

But I didn’t know her so I just admired her eating the fuck out of that bagel.

[Photo Credit: jkingsz]


1 thelarmis   ~  Apr 9, 2013 1:36 pm

this was a cool story!

2 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 9, 2013 1:45 pm

She wore little pearl earrings. I'm still smiling at at the way she went after that bagel, oblivious to everything else around her.

3 thelarmis   ~  Apr 9, 2013 1:52 pm

don't fuck with a preggo woman and her bagel, dammit!

esp. if she's a little older and has no patience : )

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