Can you believe that I’ve lived in New Jersey all my life, yet I had never been to New York City? 50 long years and nothing! Oh wait, I’m only 24. Well, it feels like 50 long years. My boyfriend had mentioned that he wanted to go, but I refused for one reason…I don’t speak train. I had never taken the train or the subway before, and I didn’t think it’d be wise for us to go alone. Then last weekend, my friend invited us to go to the city with her and her boyfriend, so we said yes. I would finally lose my train virginity!
They helped us with the ticket machine because I just stood there like an idiot. I’m good with technology, but those things are not user friendly. The train itself was actually quite nice and pretty comfortable. I kind of wish I could have stayed on the train all day, as that was the most comfortable I was gonna feel. The city was just like I pictured it would be, smelly and really crowded. Every step we took, my nose got assaulted by a new smell. My boyfriend usually walks pretty slowly, so the whole time, I kept looking back to make sure we didn’t lose him. We walked and we walked and we walked some more. My feet didn’t break so I guess it’s all good.
Taking the subway was exhausting, but necessary so I could lose my subway virginity. There were so many stairs and my poor little feet were very angry with me. Not to mention, it was very hot and smelly down there. The first subway we took was crowded, so I clung to the germ-infested pole for dear life. My friend was shocked that I was able to keep my balance during that bumpy ride. I almost fell on the second ride but ALMOST doesn’t count, so HA! We had dinner, which was fun, and then we took another subway straight to the train station. That one was nicer and we were actually able to sit down. No disgusting pole to hang on to. THANK GOODNESS.
I’m glad I can finally say that I’ve been to the city. I know there’s much more to see, especially at night with all the lights, but I’m in no rush to go back. I really don’t know how people can live and work there. Maybe some people actually like huge crowds and endless traffic, but I definitely don’t have the patience for that. Plus, I’d be scared for my life just crossing the street every day. It’s a dangerous world! I’m glad we didn’t witness any major accidents. We did see a minor crash between two stupid taxi cabs and we also saw someone who had passed out on the street. Both typical things you’d expect to see in New York. Good times!