141 Commuter Snail 15AUG2013

Commuter Snail

 

No kidding, it took me 2 hours to travel 15 miles to get home yesterday.  That’s an average of 7.5 mph?!?! :_(

“N00b York”

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Everyone from every town is so judgmental of new comers…as if there’s no such thing as a learning curve. Whatevs. It’s easy enough to figure out the transit system since it runs consistently and in relatively straight lines.

“Hold On To That Feelin'”

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We tried to catch the Purple Line two weeks ago, but it had stopped running at 11pm at night. Kind of awkward standing there waiting for a train that was never going to arrive. The worst part is that all over the subway are ads for doing stuff in Korea Town. Take the Purple Line they say. Well, please have the train run…even once an hour would’ve been fine. Oh well. Not that I take that Purple Line anywhere anyway. Though, Beverly Hills or Westwood would be a goods top to have.

“Don’t Stop Believin'”

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Why is a raven like a writing desk? Are things still there when I’m not sensing them? What about when I’m not thinking about them? Or believing in them?

“Crazy Bus”

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Last week was pretty rainy. So I bummed rides from my coworker and it totally spoiled my bus riding rhythm. Sorta forgot how much extra effort I need to put in to stay on schedule. Oh well.

“People Person”

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So, it’s pretty certain that I won’t be repairing my car any time soon. Apparently the other party spent more than my coverage on their repairs and now I have to pay out of pocket. Jerks. This really makes me one of the people.
I suddenly noticed yesterday as I was riding the subway, that a zillion people were getting on and off at each stop. Wow. Maybe it’s because I travel during rush hour, but Inna and I noticed the same thing around midnight last Saturday. GOOOOOO METRO!
Also, sorry about the lame Avatar joke in the comic. I still don’t see the reasoning behind calling the natives of the planet “The People.” People are giving Jimmy a lot of credit for his imagination…but really, “The People?” I probably would’ve settled for “Earth People” or “Forest People.”

“Relativistic Mass…Transit”

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I’m well into the third month of taking public transit everywhere, but unlike the comic, I don’t miss driving. Don’t get me wrong. I thoroughly enjoy the convenience my automobile provides, but like the comic, I feel free from the slavery of the industry.
Once I get my car fixed, I might continue with transit. I can’t wait to be that old lady who only drives to church and the grocery.

“The Accident, Part 1”

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So, earlier in November I got into a wreck. It wasn’t that bad and I’m being a complete pussy for claiming to be still emotionally damaged. But shit, don’t you guys realize how dangerous it is to be hurtling down a highway in a 2000+ pound machine next to other 2000+ pound machines? I suppose you can say the same thing about public transit. At least in your car you have some semblance of control. In the latter situation you place your trust completely in a public servant who might not even really care that much.
Anyway, I’m going to do a series based on my encounter.