I went down the stairs to the subway and I immediately saw a long line of people queuing to buy tickets. I looked at time – it was 9 o’clock! I kept waiting, and I started to get worried, it was getting closer to 9:15. but there were still 5 people ahead of me. I started imagining what my boss would say when I turned up late: Get to work! Get me that report!
I was still in the queue. I tarted to freak out. 5 minutes later there were only 3 people ahead of me. Then 2. Then 1. I started sweating from the stress. Another 5 minutes went by, I sweated even more! Finally, it was my turn. I fell unbelievably relieved. I chose the station I need to get to, I put in the coins, grabbed the ticket and ran for the train. I ran through the turnstile, down the escalator, and towards the platform. When I got there, the train was getting ready to leave – the lights flashed and the sirens wailed as the doors began to close. I dashed between them, got inside, and the doors just closed behind me. I felt great!
I leant on the doors, but then I noticed that they had signs on them saying that leaning wasn’t allowed. So, I moved away.
My stop was 6 stations away, but there was a transfer station earlier. While I waited, more people got on and I was squashed between two of them. There were only two stations to go before the transfer station, when suddenly I saw an empty seat! I quickly sat down, and then a woman sat down as well.
With one station to go before the main transfer station, I noticed a smell. Armpits. And then I heard someone fart! And then I smelt it! I gagged; I looked around for a gas mask! I told him you can’t do that here! I was getting mad when someone stepped on me with their high-heels. Oww!
Finally, we reached the transfer station. The train stopped and most of the people got off. I saw another empty seat and ran over to claim it. I sat down and finally I was happy.
With one stop to go before my destination, I noticed a sign by the seat; disabled people, parents with small children, elderly and pregnant women had priority. I saw a pregnant woman, and so I let her sit down in my seat.
Then the train arrived. I ran off, up the escalator, out the station. and into my office building at 8:45. I quickly pulled my ID card of my briefcase, and swiped it. Safe!
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