It was a clusterfuck at the Friendship Heights station this morning. The train heading towards the suburbs was put out of commission and had to be emptied. On the other side, trains were coming every five or six minutes leaving me and other city commuters no room to board. I was expecting to arrive to work a good 45 minutes late.
Then, after about five minutes, it happened. The Metro Faerie provided us with a brand new train. It wasn't listed on the board. It had no passengers. It just appeared out of nowhere. My fellow riders and I had a look on our faces that's usually reserved for winning the lottery. It was like we all just hopped on The Polar Express.
As an added bonus, the five minute wait and the ability to sit down and crack open the Post on the train left me time to check out Laura Sessions Stepp's next project. She's following a bunch of rich kids into South Africa so they can teach the impoverished locals soccer and, maybe, just maybe, hope.
LSS post to follow...