Monday, 3 May 2010

Not a great start to the week

I got completely soaked coming into the office this morning. I pondered taking a cab, but then I thought about the $1,200 I owe on my credit card and decided that spending money on taxis was way too frivolous, besides the rain honestly wasn’t that bad when I walked to the subway station at 86th street, it was when I got out at Times Square 20minutes later that it became a problem. Gushing is probably the best word I can think of to describe it. The early bird tourists were all pressed like sardines into a Starbucks off Broadway peering through steamed up windows as they sheltered from the downpour.


It was so bad, like someone had turned a tap on and the gutters were already over flowing meaning I had to jump a good 2 feet of accumulated rain water at the east and west side of every avenue I crossed. Thank heavens for waterproof sneakers. Gore-Tex is the best, however I am thinking that maybe I should invest in some Hunter Wellies like every other woman in NYC since a good foot of my jeans, from the ankle to about 3inches below the knee, was drenched by the time I got into the office, not to mention dusted with puddle dirt. Lovely!! I literally had to wring them out before I could change into the heels I wear around the office.


As for the hair, well it's a disaster and I shall be avoiding mirrors and reflective surfaces for the day.
When I went into the bathroom to wash my hands of subway pole germs I took one look at my hair and knew it was a lost cause. It looks a complete bugger; so much for spending twenty minutes carefully drying it this morning. Sigh!!

I really should have got that taxi this morning, it would have been a good investment, and at the very least would have prevented me from getting the cold I will surely catch as the office air conditioning freeze dries my sodden jeans to my legs.

Note: Photo of NYC in the rain by Aidan

10 comments:

Amel said...

Oh dear...hope you didn't catch any cold. I'd prefer snow than heavy rain 'coz at least I won't be soaked up. And actually it did snow again a little this morning when I went to work by bike.

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Hi Amel,

Snow??? In May? I didn't realise you could still get snow that late in Finland? Stay warm Amel :-)

Kitty said...

ah...I have yet to get some of a pair of those Hunter boots! I bet they're absolutely handy in this city. The sidewalk gullies are dangerous! You could get swept away!

Jonathan said...

I just love that you described the state of your hair as "a complete bugger" - sat here smiling like an idiot :)

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Hi Kitty,

Those Hunter boots definitely look handy for the puddles!!

Hi Jonathan,

Glad I was able to put a smile on your face.

Limey said...

sympathize*

Limey said...

I can utterly sympathizer with this. Except my credit debt is a lot higher!

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Amel said...

Yuhuuu...just wanna know what'z up? Hope you're having a beautiful summer there! :-D

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Hi Amel, ahhh just swamped with work as usual. I keep meaning to post, I can't believe it's been a month already.