Friday, May 27, 2011

Train Connection

On the train I saw an old woman staring at an old man.

After some time she said" Did the Giants win the game?"


The old man came to life. "Oh yes, they sure did. Sanchez pitched a great game!"

He went on and regaled her with the highlights of the game and his love for some of the new players.

He sat down next to her and continued to chat her up. A love connection was happening right before my eyes.

 I looked down and noticed neither of them had a wedding ring. A love connection was exploding right in front of me.
I felt like I was going to crap my pants with joy and happiness.  The soundtrack to Jerry McGuire  was playing in my head and the world seemed to slow down just to enjoy this wonderful moment.
Then she said "Im trying to read this book."


Silence for the rest of the train ride.

Side fact: The old lady really was reading The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.  Who knew violent crime mysteries were popular amongst the old wrinklies.

30 comments:

Kirun said...

hahaha
all of your stories are so awesome.

Heather Dixon said...

ALMOST a match made in heaven :)

Octavio E. Rodriguez said...

Another funny post!

GkC Art said...

HAHhaahahahahahah oh man, seriously this makes my day.

:)


I am now stuck in a perpetual grin.

p.s. do you ever notice the weird word varifications? today I got suallsh,(sounds like a greek dish) just thought I would mention it.

Carrie Liao said...

My heart breaks for that man! ;_;

Bianca Beneduci said...

hahaha absolutely heartbreaking!!!

Erik Robinson said...

HAHAHA!!! Hilarious! I see geriatrics reading Larsson all the time, actually!

@ GkC Art: You may not believe this, but the other day I got 'pothea' on my word varifaction!!! And this very post I have 'obanger'!

Daron Leah Nefcy said...

haha, aww. Erik, you're such a good observer.

sussman said...

hahahahahahaha

Quentin Lebegue said...

Aww, poor old man...

Lee said...

Comic timing and a great story!

Lisa said...

HI.LARIOUS. Great sketches too. Aaaand I'm following this blog now. :)

Ted Blackman said...

Still reeling them in and giving the smack-down to the dudes, at her ripe age. Funny/Sad.

Katia said...

Oh, that is too funny!

agnes said...

lolha!

Matt J said...

Brilliant!!

Kristen McCabe said...

Words cannot describe how much I enjoy your blog. I love reading your hilarious stories/comics.

Adrian Ropp said...

How have I not been here before?!!! Great blog, kudos! Keep up the great stuff!

I have now used up my daily quota of exclamation marks.

Jamie Baker said...

I really love these illustrated stories you've been doing, Erik. I sometimes write stories on my blog but I never take the time to illustrate them. but based on your example I may do so in future. thanks for the inspiration!

Munchanka said...

Maybe she realized they'd dated before. I'm sure once you reach that age bracket, you've dated all your living peers at some point or another.

ZHENYA ZHURAVLYOVA said...

)) SO COOL))

Terry Song said...

You just gave me the BEST LAUGH EVER!!! Awesome storytelling=)

Michelle said...

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Xavier Yabut said...

This is funny! I love the way you designed the characters!

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Seo Kim said...

Hahahaha, soo good!

whoa the word verification is "grans"

*^_^* said...

Wonderful! Fantastic! :D

Jesse Soto said...

That lady is a young'in in disguise! So awesome and heartbreaking, darn this emotional manipulation! I was totally happy for this guy!

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