Since Wednesday, the escalators at the Tenleytown Metro stop have been out of service. Metro is blaming a broken water line. With WMATA's sterling track record, I'm sure the escalators will be back up in no time.
Yesterday, I thought it would be cute to count how many stairs I would have to walk up. I couldn't do it. I lost count around 90. The pain on my thighs was making me delirious. I made it up without resting, but, Jesus, that's a tough walk. And I'm a relatively strong 23-year-old. Let's hope WMATA takes care of this before a septuagenarian collapses from exhaustion and tumbles down a hundred stairs to his doom.