It was raining when I got out of the bus station. I opened my umbrella and started to walk through the crowd.
Within seconds I noticed that there was something wrong.
No one else was carrying an umbrella.
No one else was walking in the same direction I was.
No one else was talking, or smiling. Everyone had the same expression on their face, very serious.
I struggled against the crowd, until I saw a taxi sitting by the curb. The driver was gesturing wildly at me, trying to get my attention. I walked to the car and got in.
We drove for awhile and finally the driver said,
‘Well, when I saw a man on the empty street, walking like he was fighting a crowd, I figured it was time to pick you up.’