Fellow commuters, surely you have noticed that the Metro trains are again coming in five-minute intervals instead of the usual two or three. You've surely also noticed that, as a result, to fit on a rush hour train you have to abandon any hope for comfort and pack yourself in like a sardine. If you're really unlucky your train's AC will be on the fritz.
Yes, Metro is fucking up again. The crack WaPo reporter on the Metro beat, Lena H. Sun, is all over it. Nothing like a good train shortage to make the busy summer months all the more interesting.
Also, the power outages I posted about yesterday. The one where Metro sent four (four!) trains to the Fort Totten station before realizing that maybe something was wrong with the station and not the individual trains. Those were caused by - wait for it - heat. Heat! Man, that's a relief. I mean, an oppressively hot summer day in Washington? That's the exception, not the rule. I am sure the rest of the summer will go off without a hitch.