Overheard on the Red Line, Good Friday
As we pull into the JFK-UMass station, this exceedingly nerdy-looking kid, probably 20 or so years old, blonde, cute, nice sideburns, opens his phone and dials.
"Hello, grampy? It's me. I'm at JFK-UMass... yeah. I'm at JFK-UMass! .... I'm at the JFK-UMass station. . . . I'm on the T. ... JFK-UMass."
"I just got to JKF-UMass."
... (more patient listening)
"I just got here. I'm at JFK-UMass. At the station."
"Right! JFK-UMass! It's a nice day so I'll walk. No, I will. I want to. I'll see you really soon."
. . . (listening)
"I can't wait."
The kid was wearing a huge LL Bean backpack adorned with a bright orange rabbit's foot.
It just made my day. I bet his visit made grampy's day, too.
I hope you get to spend some time soon with someone who can't wait to see you, and who doesn't hesitate to tell you so.