While on the bus headed to escape the rain in a fabulous little bar on the Upper West Side called the Blue Donkey, Christi is attempting to get her insulin prescription renewed--which is turning into an ordeal.
She's on the phone with the pharmacist, who cannot hear her, so Christi is talking loudly. Not shouting, not yelling, just talking above a normal speaking voice. There are only 2 other people on the bus with Christi, TK, and I: an older gentleman and a grouchy old hag (any guesses as for whom this story will be about??)
The grouchy old hag turns around and yells at Christi "Do you mind? We all have lives and we all have problems but we don't need to hear yours!"
Christi does very well, and ignores her. Mrs. Hag is looking around for confirmation, when gentleman sighs and shakes his head at her in an "really, that was over-the-top, lady" kinda way.
TK is trying not to laugh at the ridiculousness of it all, and because Christi is still on the phone and still having a hard time being heard, I nearly bit my tongue in half trying not to tell Mrs. Hag to mind her own business.
The best part: later on, Mrs. Hag's on the phone talking LOUDER than Christi ever did...and again, I had to bite my tongue to prevent from being incredibly rude and very non-PC and saying "since you're being so loud and we have to listen to you anyway, you mind speaking in English so that we can all know what you're saying?" what? i refrained...
The kicker: is that later on there was a New Yorker talking even louder and about very inappropriate things for a general public bus ride and Ms. Hag didn't say one single, solitary word....
never a dull moment....never!