Tuesday, March 27, 2007

messed-up evening commute

It took me over an hour and a half to get home tonight. A late morning building collapse at 116th and Lexington screwed up the East Side subways. I'd heard about it at midafternoon but forgot by the time I went home. I got stuck on a slow-moving 5 train that sat or crawled for about half an hour between 14th St. and 42nd St. During this time, a guy standing a few feet away alternated between cursing the train operator and loudly rapping along with the music playing in his headphones. By the time we got to 42nd St. and I could get off the train I wanted to give him a beat-down. Also, the tourists were out in full force today. I think they just materialized when the temperature went above 70 degrees. I was stuck on the train between amateur rapper and annoyed out-of-towners.

At Grand Central, I switched to the crosstown shuttle, then got on an uptown 1 to 86th and Broadway. Tired and hungry, I waited about 10 minutes for the crosstown bus and finally got home around 7:45. I'd left the office at 6:15.

I can't wait to see what happens tomorrow morning.

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