Tonight after work, I took the E line out to Forest Hills in Queens. I was heading over there to meet some friends from my church and also to stop by my brother and sister-in-law's place, since they happen to live in the same building. The E train is one of my favorite lines because it runs express in Queens, and there's a stop just three blocks away from my apartment.

On my way over there, I was crammed into a tight spot like a sardine, but I was doing quite alright thanks to my reading material, "Traveling Mercies" by Anne Lamott. But when the train pulled up at Queens Plaza, I heard a thud. A woman that was standing probably about 10-12 feet away from me fainted and hit her head on a closed door side before going down on the ground. It was kinda freaky because she didn't get up for a while. Fortunately a couple of people near her were able to help her up. Also, we were still at the station so they could let her out of the train. After a minute or so, she walked out slowly with some assistance from a cop and appeared to be okay, thank God. That was the first time I witnessed someone fainting on the subway. But I've been in plenty of situations before where my train gets stuck because there's a medical emergency on another train in front of mine. I usually end up frustrated because it's causing me to run late. Me getting somewhere on time becomes my focus, not the person's well-being with the medical issue. I must be evil. And I know I'm not the only one.


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