Rant on the 1 Train about being corralled into listening to the smug conversation of two painfully loud, smug Columbia students

12 Jan

Unbearably loud privileged Columbia business school student talking to fellow student interminably and unbearably loudly about internships, semesters, electives, etc.
Shut up with your smug student jargon, and your matching Columbia business school rucksacks neatly sitting on both your backs.
Get off the train please and spare us the dullitude of your semesters and internships and all the other paraphernalia of your perfect Columbia student existences.
Give the rest of us less privileged, weary mortals sitting on the 1 Train, at 21:55 hours at night, at least a little respite from your stentorian tones.
Phew, they got off at 168th St.

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6 Responses to “Rant on the 1 Train about being corralled into listening to the smug conversation of two painfully loud, smug Columbia students”

  1. alexei January 13, 2012 at 14:44 #

    Let’s face it: these girls are the future. In 20 years time you will be reading about them in The Economist and proudly telling all your friends about the day you seethed at them.

    • Aliza Hausman January 15, 2012 at 07:36 #

      I don’t want to face it. Noooooooo. Just when I was missing the subway, Rebecca. I can’t get very far on my two swollen feet these days though I am working out with a personal trainer and I so miss the train. Still not allowed to drive, not that ANYONE would want to do so in LA. Come visit!

      • rebeccainspace January 25, 2012 at 13:52 #

        he he – don’t tell me you’ve been ‘MISSING’ the horrid, smelly, ugly, grey, dank subway?! you’ve clearly been away for too long. Anyway, really up for coming to visit – really hope it will happen!

    • rebeccainspace January 25, 2012 at 13:55 #

      Funny how you thought they were girls; in fact, one was a girl and one was a boy, so my wrath was directed equally at both the sexes. Yes, you are right, I am now already old and jaded, these students are the future.

  2. Anonymous April 6, 2012 at 11:00 #

    I bet on their next internship they will crawl up to every “staff” with “I really like your work…could you tell me about it over coffee”. Tried that in an office in the UK and got some funny looks…

    • rebeccainspace April 11, 2012 at 11:41 #

      yeah, sycophancy doesn’t go down so well in the UK where people are too cynical 🙂

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