Monday, August 01, 2005

Don't read this if you haven't read Harry Potter book 6 yet...

On the train this morning there was a woman sitting in an aisle seat, reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. She was about half way through the book and she had a large bag with her, which she'd placed on the floor in the aisle. (I was sitting opposite her, playing Su Doku) At Hendon, a huge crowd of people got on the train and the aisle filled up with standing commuters. One of them very politely asked the woman if she would kindly move the bag, either onto the over-head rack, or put it on her lap. The woman refused. The gentleman explained that her bag was in the middle of the aisle and that it was getting in the way of the people standing up. "I don't care" said the woman, "I'm not moving it." "Fine!" said the man. "Leave it. Oh, and by the way, just so you know, Snape kills Dumbledore at the end."
Perfect. I wish I'd thought of that...

3 Comments:

Anonymous baldricka said...

Lovely!!!!

9:45 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oooooh...sounds as though someone got themselves in a right little hufflepuff first thing in the morning....lovely story. Keep em coming!!

9:05 am  
Blogger Chazarmaveth said...

LOL!!!
i *love* when jerks on the train receive their come-uppance publicly, without a chance to rebutt!
my only problem with the gentleman's action: he should have whispered it to the woman, and not said it so that everyone else could hear it... what if he'd ruined the book's end for innocent others who had done him no wrong? well, then, i guess you wouldn't have had a post for today... :-)
(p.s. found you through Whispering Soul -- just thought you'd like to know!)

12:08 am  

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