It was as usual a crowded morning train to work. I usually read the news or listen to my iPod, but today I decided to close my eyes and take a power nap. When you close your eyes during a train ride, your hearing gets heightened. As I began to lull in the the train's humming noise, I happen to overhear a young couple talking about Valentine's Day. I tried to refuse the urge to eavesdrop, but the conversation was just too interesting.
Guy: So, what would you like or like to do for Valentine's Day?
Girl: Oh, anything, maybe flowers and a dinner.
Guy: Ok, where do you want to go?
Girl: How about that restaurant at Dupont?
Guy: That sounds good. I'll make reservations.
Girl: Why are you asking me what I want? A surprise would be nice.
Girl: You men are so different. It would have been nice if you surprised me.
At this point, I was chuckling and roaring with laughter inside. I immediately opened my newspaper and pretended to read the comics section and pretend to laugh at the "Pearls Before Swine" section. After my amusement, I really don't know what happened to their conversation, but when I got off my stop, they were getting off too. They kissed and wished each other a good day at work. As the guy walked away, the girl just stood there watching him, as if she won't see him for a year or more. I walked to my office and started writing this post.
I wish everyone a wonderful Valentine's Day.