So I was walking to the nearest subway, ready to start my long journey back to New Jersey from New York City.Ceremony by Joy Division was playing on my phone, and I was feeling pretty chill.Then, like the vengeance of an angry god,a hand from a girl came out of a crowd of kids*and brushed against my face.
I have yet to get this moment out of my head because it is the most surreal and infuriating moment I have encountered. It was surreal in that I was not expecting this to happen to me at all. It was infuriating for a list of reasons. Here is a play-by-play of my thought process:
1. Who the hell touches strangers like that?
2.If she smeared my lipstick, I'm going to be piiissed.
3.I looked back after it happened, and those kids were laughing! Fucking little punks!
4.They threw off my groove. Not cool.
I can only hope this was a mistake, and my face was in the wrong place at the wrong time. It's amazing how things can go from Chilled Out to WTF in seconds.
* Or at least I hoped they were kids. The very thought of adults pulling this foolishness makes me want to resign from humankind.