So, there I was at 8:25 am at the Friendship Heights Metro station thinking to myself, "I haven't updated this blog in five days. I need to write something."
I couldn't help it. It's hard to keep up such a negative blog when the weekend was so positive. I attended my first entire Nationals game* and I had a blast. Saturday was also the first time I had noticed Pride Week, and the block party atmosphere was something I've felt that DC has always been missing. And in addition to Pride Week, I was able to enjoy this delightfully novel drinking game called Beer Die. I hope to spread Beer Die to the outer fringes of the esteemed DC Late Night Shots Club.
So, good weekend = crappy blog.
Then, after a two minute wait, my train comes.
And it never leaves.
Like the clouds parting above me, the Metro fucked up so badly that it ruined the mornings of thousands of commuters. The train was emptied out and towed backwards towards oblivion.
And I shouldn't complain. I was at Ground Zero of this Red Line debacle, but, if anything, that worked to my benefit. The poor souls at Van Ness and Cleveland Park were the true victims. The next two trains were filled with Friendship Heights passengers. The third was filled with Tenleytown passengers. If you were unlucky enough to be waiting for the train past that, you had to wait for four or five trains.
It's good to know we're getting the most out of our $1.65.
(Related topic of hatred: Verizon. Why is it that Verizon users can use their cell phones on the Metro and I, a Cingular user, can not. It's very hard to call into work when my phone has the dreaded zero bars. Are Verizon signals that much stronger, or did Metro royally fuck up and take some kind of payoff from Verizon? I did some basic research (Google) and I couldn't come up with anything. If it's because DC cut some sweetheart deal, I am going to go apeshit since that is the most retarded thing the city could have done.)
*I went to a Nationals game that was delayed for three hours by rain. That was not so much fun. Because...wait for it....the train broke down and had to be evacuated. It's an experience that never gets old!