On the way to Milan in the mid of the night, I had a 2 hour layover at the Pisa train station at around 1:30 a.m. Not an ideal time to be visiting a new city.
I found a cozy spot on a bench alongside the tracks to rest and try not to fall asleep. There was a wall behind me that did a pretty good job blocking the wind, so I was happy. I should probably paint this picture a little better and explain that it was about 40something degrees, and the warmest thing I packed was a little zip up jacket and a scarf.
Luckily, I had the Swiss Air blanket I stole from my plane ride from the States. I cuddled up against the wall with my backpack and wrapped the blanket around me. Not so bad.
I looked over and noticed there was one other person at the station. A homeless man sat directly across from me in an identical position...backpack and cheap blanket and all. The only exception was my black Prada bag I've been using as a carry on.
As a warning, this next part will only make sense if you've ever seen 10 Things I Hate About You. I imagined me and the homeless man playing out one of my favorite and most quotable scenes:
Me: "There's a difference between like and love. Because, I like my Skechers, but I love my Prada backpack."
Homeless Man: "But I love my Skechers."
Me: "But that's because you don't have a Prada backpack."