Not When I Got to My Stop.

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There were several candidates for Today’s Perfect Moment.

I saw a Canadian actress on the subway–or I at least thought I did. I am (now) unsure as to whether I “recognized” her or just felt that I knew her from some p lace.

I had pizza for lunch. This is always worth considering since it makes me feel good.

My boss didn’t official change my hours. I know it’s coming, but every day it doesn’t happen is like a little reprieve.

I overheard some of my Japanese students talking in the hallway. I felt good when I could understand some of the things they were talking about.

Classes went pretty well today. We covered a lot of material and I was quite upbeat for the students.

I spoke to one of my bus friends because she was carrying a giant golf umbrella. She explained that she took it because she had no time to reach for the small one.  If she had stayed out as late as I did, that umbrella was an inspired choice.  If not….well, she had to lug the gigantic thing around all day.

As you can see, these are all great, and worthy of being Today’s Perfect Moment, but I am going to have award it to a fantastic fluke of Mother Nature.

While taking the bus home, it suddenly started to rain. Because it had already gotten dark, it was hard to tell how hard it was coming down looking out the bus windows.  However, when the bus doors opened to let off or take on passengers, it became rather obvious that it was raining hard.  Saying that the sound was thunderous would be hyperbole, but it would give you an idea.

The people who got off the bus scrambled for their rides or the relative safety of the bus shelter. The ones who got on the bus were soaked and looking profoundly stunned.  Two young ladies who sat next to me could barely mumble swear words to each other.  They didn’t even take out their phones to tweet about it.

Yes, I had my umbrella, but luckily for me (and the Perfect Moment part of this post) the rain stopped one stop before mine. When I got to my stop the ground was dry and the dark evening sky was clear.  I didn’t use the umbrella or any rain gear, but I was still dry.  That’s Today’s Perfect Moment.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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5 Responses to Not When I Got to My Stop.

  1. capejohn says:

    You tweeted about it when you got off the bus right?

  2. That is totally the perfect moment, everything worked out divinely in your favour. Amazing! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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