I'm a big fan of public transportation--it's convenient, economical, and most important of all, Green. The Washington DC metro is super clean and very nice. Its a pleasure to ride, especially when it's not rush hour. The New York subway/bus system is truly amazing--you can get anywhere in the city for $2.25--and the trains are always running.
Friday night--dinner in Cleveland Park. So we decided to take two buses to get there. First one--wait was 5 minutes. No problem. Second one--wait was 15 minutes. AHHHHHHHH. 4 other buses departed before mine got there. The dinner was lovely--thanks for asking. Then we hopped on the Cleveland Park metro to go to Dupont. 19 minute wait. AHHHHHH. But we did meet lovely people on the metro, so that was nice. On the way home, we cheated and took a cab.
Saturday--Heading to the O's game. My friend lives in Rockville so we decided to meet up at the Forest Glen Metro Station. Green line--10 minute wait. Longer than usual, but hey it's the weekend. Switch at Fort Totten, and it was a 17 minute wait--to go four stops. AHHHHHH. Metro ride itself was nice--got to catch up with an old friend. On the way home, we got smarter and took the Greenbelt station (no transferring) and only had a 9 minute wait. Saturday night - Took my inaugural Capital Bikeshare ride (more to come on that pleasure, because i'm a huge fan of capital bikeshare) to Dupont circle. Got on the metro at around 11 PM-- 15 minute wait. AHHHH. From Tenleytown, I biked home. I had learned my lesson.
The weekend of public transportation? More like the weekend of the 15 minute wait.
To be fair, I think this weekend there was some track work going on, so that's why all the trains were so late. I'm still a big fan of the Metro system, but it'd be a lot easier to be an evangelist if the trains ran more frequently. Which is why we need to continue to ride the metro--so they have a reason to run the trains more often.
What does this post have to do with Funny t-shirts? Not much. But its got a lot to do with living in Washington DC