For years, I have shied away from boarding trains.
- I didn’t even want to take short trips with my boys, on their school field trips.
I would suffer through the excursion, plus pretend I simply liked it for their sake. Then one morning, my mother asked me to go with her. She wanted to go into the city, plus the people I was with and I had to take the train. All the memories of the trip my best acquaintance plus I took, came flooding back. I remembered how the first multiple minutes were spent in the air conditioner so cold that I was shivering. Mom had asked for a blanket plus she sat there huddled beneath it, plus still visibly shaken. I asked if something could be done with the air conditioner. I was told it would not quit running. I was distraught about my mom. She was almost ninety plus if she got sick, someone was going to pay. After multiple minutes, I saw mom throw off the blankets plus tell me she was feeling warm. I thought it was getting warmer too, but I also thought maybe I was just going into shock before chilly to death. Everyone was throwing their blankets to the side at this point. Two minutes later, almost everyone was covered in sweat. It became so boiling that it was all I could do to breathe. I asked the same man who had answered about the air conditioner, why was the heat on? He told me that when the heating plus A/C tech fixed the air conditioner, he wired something wrong. Instead of the air conditioner, the people I was with and I now had heating, plus nothing would change until the people I was with and I got to our next stop. That’s where the people I was with and I got off.