Did you know that is a picture of the train station in East Torresdale? Did you know that that's near New Jersey? Did you know that across from the train station there's a restaurant called the Three Monkey Cafe? Did you know they have a little outdoor seating area called Monkey Court? (And no, that's not going to be my new nickname although it fits.) I didn't know any of this either, until I accidentally took the wrong train home to Trenton last night and practically tripled my usual 45 minute commute to an hour and a half.
Did you know that I've been taking the same train for 3 years now? (Sad.)
Did you know that for the entire hour ride they kept anouncing stops that should have been clear to me were not places I had ever heard of before in my entire lifetime? (Very sad.)
Did you know that you have to pass through miles and miles and miles of trash mountains and industrial waste piles to get to Trenton? (Actually sad.)
Did you know that I was too busy reading an article in my yoga magazine to notice that hello, I wasn't in Kansas anymore? (Not sure if this is sad, hilarious or ironic. Or all three.)
Did you know that I wasn't really all that upset by getting lost and tripling my commute time but that what really threw me over the edge was getting bit by a mosquito at the East Torresdale station? It's the little things that get us.
"It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out —
it's the grain of sand in your shoe."