City Scenes: The Subway

I walked past a Subway sandwich shop in downtown Nashville the other day. In the booth by the window sat a lovely young woman in a sequined dress. She had the saddest look on her face--a look that said, "You put on a sequined dress, you expect good things to happen; you don't expect to find yourself in the Subway eating a sandwich at two o'clock in the afternoon." The young woman raised her sandwich from the table, but before she got it to her lips, her courage failed her. Her face crumpled, he sandwich dropped to the formica, and she gave herself over to a piteous sobbing.