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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. ┬áThere 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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