In a span of 2 minutes…

Today I got on a fully packed subway so I had to stand. But that was okay because I knew a lot of people would get off at the next station. And so it happened; a lady got up and I made way for her to comfortably get off. As I made my way to sit, the lady sitting next to the empty seat had the most disturbed look that I can’t even explain to you. She proceeded to grab (as if to get away from me) and mumble something to the older lady sitting next (I’m guessing it was her mother). Unfortunately I couldn’t make out what she said to the lady. But I sat down anyways and gave her a look that said “what’s wrong girl?”. More people got up to leave and scooted two seats over but she never stopped looking at me with the same expression. I found myself unsure of myself. A part of me wanted to get up and find somewhere else to sit. As I wondered why I would put myself through all that more people got up and I took the seat across from where I was seated. I wanted to get away from this lady but I also wanted to get a good view of her. As I got comfortable the subway came to a stop. The lady and her mother got off the subway. She was still starring at the alien even as she got off. Now I’m left wondering, what was that all about? Was she confused about where to get off? Did she not want to sit next to a foreigner? Did she not want to sit next to a black person? Did I smell bad to her. This all happened in a span of 2 minutes between two subway stations.