Today, I was late to work because the metro broke down. Yesterday I was late to work because the train in front of me broke down. The week before that I was late to work because the swat team shut the entire metro station down. Even the interns think I'm making this up. FML
By Katie / Wednesday 30 June 2010 23:36 / United States
Add a comment
You must be logged in to be able to post comments!
Create my account Sign in
Top comments
  flotar  |  0

OP, FYL... I used to live in the DC metro area, all u have to do is wake up earlier, get ur lazy butt out of bed early and u should be on time even if something unexpected happens. another thing, if you know you're running late, give your boss a call, and tell him you're stuck!!!

  miniselman  |  0

you must not be from around the dc away. there's always something wrong with the Metro. it could be a broken down train, threat, electrical problems or since the accident last year emergancy training going on


15: I found the second part your post to be unintentionally hilarious. I'd *looove* to see you try to get a signed statement from any DC-area Metro employee (especially about a raid/shutdown), let alone one who actually has any authority. And thinking a swat team busting a station qualifies as news is, well, adorable. Not only is DC a violent, metro-reliant area; the metro crosses under and through one of the biggest seats of power in the world. The authorities are pretty careful with threats and can overreact a bit. It wasn't reported cuz it ain't news, in other words.

63: The metro system in DC isn't like many other cities; it includes subway and traditional/Amtrak railway systems reaching what would be several hours' distance by car in many directions. It's not uncommon for commuters to ride into the district from outlying "bedroom" areas, then walk or bike the rest once they're in the city. The OP is likely commuting in the most eco-friendly way (s)he can.

  barbxra  |  0

DC Metro is always screwing up, just look at the devastating accidents that have taken place on the red line alone within the past year. Sometimes waking up early won't work especially when it comes to DC metro but alternatives might help.

  untfan2012  |  0

barbxra: I visited DC for Spring Break, and my aunt, grandma and I relied on the Metro for getting to virtually everything. We didn't have a problem, but now that I'm seeing these comments, especially the Red Line one, I am soo thankful we had no issues.

ChocolateEclair: your rickshaw reminds me of the Pedicab we took once in DC! I loved it :)