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What a dreadful commute home 
28th-Jul-2007 12:50 am
Boston: Citgo sign in Kenmore Square
Left work very late. Due to construction the T was running shuttle busses between Broadway and JFK/UMass. The one I got on was insanely crowded. It also had some trouble with its engine, such that it was extremely jerky. Some of the riders were drunk.

This is a poor combination.

Fortunately I was not splattered, nor did I slip and fall. Not everyone was so fortunate.

The bus drove around the block with us all holding our noses (those of us who could reach them in the crowd), which took a long time due to whatever was wrong with the engine. Then we got off and waited for another shuttle bus to take us to JFK/UMass, where I finally got on the train that's taking me to Quincy Center.

Most of the time I love public transit.

[EDIT: And when I got home I was reminded that I had been virtuous and set the cleanable bits of my CPAP machine to soak this morning. So I have to rinse them thoroughly and let them at least semi-dry before I can go to sleep. Good thing I can sleep late tomorrow.]
Comments 
28th-Jul-2007 06:06 am (UTC)
Fortunately I was not splattered, nor did I slip and fall. Not everyone was so fortunate.

ewww.

glad you were spared.
28th-Jul-2007 02:28 pm (UTC) - Oh drunk people. =)
That doesn't sound at all pleasant for you, the other people on the bus, and especially not for the drunk people.

It reminds me of a time I was driving one of my friends home, and I pulled over because she felt like she was about to get sick. I tried to help her as best I could, but she still ended up laying down on the ground, unable to get up. Then she proceeded to throwing up and rolling around in it.
28th-Jul-2007 02:56 pm (UTC)
Eeew, poor sweetie! What an awful ride for you and the poor people who got splattered!
28th-Jul-2007 05:14 pm (UTC)
That really sucks. I guess I offset it by having a surprising easy commute home (and considering that I was at work until 9:45 pm, I was soooo glad for that). Normal length wait for my train, but got to my station just as the bus (which happened to be the one that stops just a block from my place) arrived. Wheeee! I'd been counting on having to walk--and while I don't mind the walk, I didn't particularly want to put in the time for it.
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