Went to the office today. Usually drive in on weekends, since traffic is better and parking in the building is free, but I wanted to test out my emergency back up plan for occasions when trains aren’t running. Would I know where to go in practice, not just theory?
So I worked for 7 hours, had dinner, then began the trek: red line to Fort Totten; green line to Greenbelt; B30 bus to BWI; light rail downtown; and the regular walk home (1.5 miles, unless I want to wait for the bus).
Began at 7:45, is now 9:45. Still have one more stop and the walk home. Time consuming but not terrible. Would not want this as my regular route but it’s okay as a back up.
Worst part was the B30: 60+ people crammed on a bus meant for 35. Tourists rather than regular commuters: none had the exact fare, didn’t realize the fare machine doesn’t give change, didn’t want their luggage on the rack because it was “too far away”, etc.
Being wedged into close proximity with all those people has made feel quite twitchy. When I get home, I’m pouring a huge glass of wine.
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