Narrative Essay On Skytrain

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I had got use to having the skytrain doors shut in my face. No matter how confused or scared someone looked, no one had the time to stop or help a lost person. The ride back home seemed to be longer than usual and I could not help but notice the nervous group of kids trying to figure out the directions. Looking at them reminded me of the time when I first used the skytrain without any adult supervision. I vividly remember the struggle my little cousin and I faced just to get back home. It was on a sunny August day during my grade 10 summer and we were going volunteering in Burnaby. With the help of my grandpa and screenshots of the google map directions we reached our volunteering location without any problems. The triathlon, for which …show more content…
We could not even possibly ask anyone for help because there was no one there. I felt like those little kids running the triathlon all confused and lost but the only difference was that we had no one to guide us towards the right way. We walked for several minutes which seemed like hours. I barely had the energy to stand, my feet were sore, and my stomach had started to growl. We walked to all the possible bus stops and none of them was the one google maps was telling us to go to. When we had finally decided to hop onto a random bus and see where it took us we saw a group of girls wearing the same volunteering shirts we had on. We quickly ran towards them and decided to ask for help. The group of girls were taking the bus which was going towards the Metrotown station and told us that the skytrain from there would take us straight to King George, our destination. At that moment we realized that we had used our change to buy a water bottle at the concession stand at the event. We could only buy one bus tickets with the change we had and fell short seventy-five cents. The translink buses took no bills so our twenty dollar bill was of no use. Luckily the bus driver understood the plight we were in and allowed both of us to get …show more content…
I still payed no attention because for some reason I thought the skytrain would go in a complete circle and head towards King George. We sat on the skytrain for the longest time ever and we realized that the skytrain was starting to head towards Commercial Drive again. We quickly got off at the next station and caught the next skytrain hoping that it would take us to King George. The same thing happened again. We got on and off the skytrain at least three times. We decided to stare at the map on the wall thinking that by looking at it the right skytrain would come. To our surprise at that exact moment we see the sign say that the skytrain stopped at the tracks was heading towards King George. I remember running as fast I possibly could to reach the skytrain before the doors shut. I looked back and I saw my cousin trying to catch up. I quickly got on and as my cousin tried to make her way in, the doors started to close. I could not possibly leave her behind. I was afraid that one of us would get stuck in between the doors but all I had to do was put my foot between the doors to stop them from closing. My heart was beating so fast while my cousin and I stood on the skytrain looking around to see how filled it was. Not one person bothered helping us. We stared at each other and could not possibly hold our laughter. I could not

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