Don't sneeze on Jimmy

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: February 15, 2019

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Submitted: February 15, 2019

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Jimmy had the day off from his job at the post office. Thursday was a cloudy cool day and Jimmy really didn't have anything planned. so, he hopped on the bus to New York City to just walk around, get a bite to eat maybe do some shopping.

Walking east on 41st street,Jimmy comes to Bryant Park. He decides to get himself a hot chocolate and to watch the people ice skate at the rink. It still being winter, the rink will be up til March. After getting his drink fron the kiosk, Jimmy heads over to the rink to sit down, have his drink, and watch the skaters. but, before he could pick out a chair to sit in, a guy at the next table let's out three big sneezes without covering up his face. This as well as not covering up your mouth when you cough pisses Jimmy off. "You fuckin asshole!"'
Jimmy says to the guy. "I was going to sit at the table, you couldn't cover up your nose when you sneezed you fuckin prick!" The Sneezer,(thats what I will call him) turns to Jimmy and tells him to "fuck off!" Jimmy gets closer to "The Sneezer", and "The Sneezer" stands up. It looks like they were about to come to blows. But then, two cops show up, they were actually leaning up against the kiosk where Jimmy got his hot chocolate looking at their phones instead of doing their rounds.The cops aslked what happened. and after Jimmy tells his side of the story, then "The Sneezer" tell his, one of the cops asks Jimmy if he could just go and sit somewhere else.Then, the two cops wander off, probably to find a quiet place to look at their phones.

Jimmy takes the advice and heads to the other side of Bryant Park, but never taking his eyes off "The Sneezer". He, "The Sneezer" went back to looking at the skaters, thinking that it is over. Just another day in New York City. But not for Jimmy. After about 15 minutes, The Sneezer gets up from his chair and begins to leave the park at the 6th ave. exit. Jimmy, spying this,leaves the park on the 42nd st. side and begins to head up towards 6th ave, all the time keeping an eye on "The Sneezer", making sure that he isn't spotted.

"The Sneezer" crosses 6th ave and begins to head up 41st street. Jimmy, crosses 6th ave at the corner of 42nd street and heads over towards 41st, keeping about a half block distance from "The Sneezer", mingling himself into the crowd. They both continue up 41sttil  they get to 8th ave. "The Sneezer" heads into the bus terminal. Jimmy is about 50 yards behind him, again mixing in with the crowd. "The Sneezer" makes a right hand turn and goes down the escalator towards the subway. Jimmy does the same, but Jimmy waits a bit at the bottom of the escalator to let "The Sneezer" buy his subway ticket from the vending machine. "The Sneezer" makes a left and heads through the turnstile as he swipes his ticket. Jimmy, gets his ticket from the vending machine and does the same. All this time,"The Sneezer" doesn't realize that he is being followed.

Making a right,"The Sneezer" heads down the long passageway towards his train. Jimmy, still 50 yards behind and mixing with the crowds coming off the subway and on to the subway. Just then,"The Sneezer" makes another right and heads up the stairs to the platform for where the #1, #2, and the #3 southbound trains arrive. Jimmy does likewise. The platform is crowded. which helps Jimmy in his plan. Again, "The Sneezer" doesn't realize of his situtation. He is in his own world. 

Jimmy moves closer to "The Sneezer" a little at a time, til he comes up and stands behind a large map of the subway system, just a few feet on the other side is "The Sneezer". Then, from within the subway tunnel, the sound of a train approaching the station. Overhead the loudspeakers announce,"The #1 train with final stop at New Lots Avenue is arriving, Please stand clear of the tracks," As the train gets closer to the platform, slowing down to about 20mph, people start to gather to get ready to board the train. "The Sneezer" also, which gives Jimmy his chance. Jimmy rushes from behind the large map, and as the train is within striking distance, Jimmy pushes "The Sneezer" into the path of the train. SPLAT! "The Sneezer" is flattened like a bug on a car window. The motorman slams on the brakes, but it is to late. People on the platform start to scream, cry, and yelling to get the guy who pushed that person on the tracks.

With all the confusion and panic, Jimmy flees down the stairs and running through the passageway til he gets to the exit on 42nd and 8th ave. Jimmy heads over towards 9th ave, and walks down to 33rd street. Now, with all of the cameras that are in place and the eyewitness that could identify Jimmy, well, he didn't care, but he took some steps to change his appearence. For example, he was wearing a blue wool hat with a New York Knicks logo on it. Well that he threw into a garbage can without being noticed. As for his black coat, well luckily for him, it was a reversiable coat, Black on one side, grey on the other. He stopped into a bar, slipped the coat around to the grey side. In the bar, he got himself a quick drink to ease his nerves, but he really didn't need it. He was cool as a cucumber. He just didn't care. As for his jeans and white Nike sneakers, he just had to leave them and hope in the mayhem at the platform, they weren't noticed.

Instead of taking the bus back to Jersey, he goes on the Path train, and he gets off in Hoboken. He wants  to take the light rail going north, but, still with cameras everywhere nowadays, he decided to walk up the side streets of Hoboken til he was able to pick up his bus. He would walk in a zig zag pattern, go along a set of streets for a few blocks, then head over to another for a few blocks, til he was able to reach Lincoln Harbor where he would be able to catch his bus.

As the bus approached, before he got on, he took off his coat and rolled it into a ball to show his shirt. The buses also has cameras in them, so he was trying to give himself an edge. Instead of using his bus pass from his phone, he gave the driver money instead, and kinda covered his face a bit so he wouldn't be seen on the busses camera. Heading not to the back, but to the middle of the bus, he just kept his head down and pretended to be snoozing like so many others do on the bus. But, he wasn't nervous at all. His heart wasn't racing, he wasn't sweating, he was just another passanger along for the ride til he gets to his stop.

Arriving at his stop after a 20 minute ride, Jimmy gets into his apartment and gets a garbage bag. He throws some garbage from the kitchen into the bag, then he takes his coat and throws that into the bag, then adds some more garbage on top of that. Hops into his car and drives to a lonely road near where he lives. Making sure that no one is around, he throws the bag over the wall and down the cliff, along with other garbage, old tires, sofa, shopping carts. After awhile, that garbage will blend in with the other garbage.

As for Jimmy, he is still out there somewhere, maybe he is in your hometown. Maybe in your town its not a Jimmy, it could be a Ryan, a Tommy, a Susan. So, if there is a moral to this story, if you are going to sneeze or cough, just cover your mouth, keep your germs to yourself.

 

 


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