sometimes less than polite -- competing for parking spots in the morning and
trying to be the first off the train and out of the lot at the end of the
day. One night, near-blizzard conditions delayed a train for hours, and
the riders were short-tempered by the time it pulled into the station.
They piled off -- and stopped short in shock. The parking lot was filled
with snowdrifts and a hundred look-alike mounds of white.
A couple of
men went first and began vigorously rubbing the hoods of two cars.
"Here's a red one!" the first man called out. "Here's a
blue one!" said the other.
everyone joined in. From across the parking lot came cries of "Here's
a white Ford!" and "Found a green Toyota!" Everybody seemed
to be helping one another, and before long they were all reunited with their
cars. No one left in a hurry that night, and a few people even waited to
make sure the others made it out safely.