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Morning in White Plains Train Encounters / Observations Photos

Oh man, I’m sitting in the waiting room in White Plains laughing my ass off, because that sleeper kid that I posted pictures of once before is back. And he is worse then ever. Giant book in hand, he keeps falling asleep, and rocking back and forth as gravity attempts to pull him out of the chair and onto the floor. He dropped his book, and the clatter woke him up. Apparently he was also trying to eat, and with his wide open mouth, the food dribbled out and onto the floor. The rest of the food just rests underneath him discarded, he must have dropped it. Eating while falling asleep probably isn’t the best of ideas, though at least he has the sense not to eat the food that fell on the ground. Right now, though, he is just snoring quite loudly, as the people that walk back and forth through the waiting room chuckle and stare.
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In other news, the guy who always hangs out at White Plains station begging for dollars has also returned. Before he even asked me for money, I just said to him “We don’t have any money for you.” He replied back, “no dollars?” and my friend said, “No. No dollars. You are always here begging for money!” And with that, he left. I happened to come up with a brilliant idea though, but a bit too late to use on him. The next time anyone begs for money, I will say that if they stand right where they are and do a little dance or sing a song, and allow me to record it, I will give them a dollar. That way they get their money, and we get something hilarious to look at on the blog. Spectacular!

Though this morning wasn’t completely bust… the delightful Salvation Army trombone player was also back. And he brought his friends! They certainly sounded good, as I said before, much better than ringing that bell. I ended up giving them the dollar that I didn’t give to the beggar, certainly a far better investment. I did ask him what other stations he plays at, and he said Hartsdale and Scarsdale, so you riders over in those stations look for him and his cheerful Christmas tunes.
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Comments
  • nice!!!! Pictures do help the writing, don't they!

  • Eric R.:

    How the heck do you fall asleep while eating? I don’t think I could do that if I wanted to.

  • I love the pictures of sleeping guy with the book! That’s amazing! I wonder if he has narcolepsy? I remember when that band was there playing for a few days. They sounded great!

    • Yeah, I dunno about that kid… haven’t seen him much recently. As for the band, it is too bad I didn’t see them again. I had my good video cam in my bag to get a video of them. My friend said that early one morning she saw him come with his trombone, but the weather was so crappy he turned around and left. Oh well, maybe they’ll be around again next year.