I've learned that you need to take the first train that comes because you never know when the next one will.
I've learned that I'll never understand why it's ok for a black person to wear a button that says "I LOVE BEING BLACK!" but that it's not ok for a white person to wear a button that says "I LOVE BEING WHITE!"
I've learned that you can iron a shirt, but if you wear a coat for an hour, the shirt will be a wrinkled mess by the time you get to work.
I've learned that you know when it's starting to get warm when you see the fruit cart on the side of the road.
I've learned that it's not easy to find a pair of jeans that fit me correctly.
I've learned that a paper clip isn't going to hold up my hair.
I've learned that a bowl of chicken soup isn't going to keep me from being hungry.
I've learned that you should keep your own box of tampons at work because those machines are expensive.
I've learned that it sucks to be handicapped in NYC because people do not give up their seats on the train for ANYONE-- even if you are holding a cane!
I've learned that a cupcake two nights in a row is good for the soul.
I've learned that just because it looks like a hole in the wall restaurant-- it might actually be good!
I've learned that you need to slow down every once in a while because you might accidentally buy the wrong train ticket (twice as much money!) and there is nothing you can do about it!
I've learned that you need to actually bring a friend when going shopping because a sales person will tell you look fabulous no matter what.
I've learned that you need to budget yourself when you go shopping-- when you say you need ONE pair of sneakers, that should mean ONE PAIR. And when you say you need a black cardigan, it doesn't mean you need the white one too.
I've learned that if you have fun with your family, the two hour commute is worth it to see them for the day.
I've learned that people just have no train manners-- STOP YOUR DAMN WHISTLING!