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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

the L bus: worth the wait!

so the other day i was walking to work with my cello, which gets pretty tiring, not to mention all the people who stop you every two seconds to ask "oh, is that a viola?" i had just missed a clump of 42s, after which you have to wait a 1/2 hour for the next bus that is supposed to come every 6 minutes. anyway, an L1 rolls my way and I hop on, figuring it goes in my general direction. i barely pay when the thing takes off like we're warping to planet zirkon. i grabbed on to my seat and thought, holy crap does this thing really move! i checked out the bus driver to see if he was drunk or something, but no, he was very calm, conscious, totally attentive and even very well dressed (clean shaven, vest, collared shirt, groovy glasses) to boot.
then that afternoon there are a bunch of postings on the adams morgan email listserv about how the bus is always early, and so you end up missing it and having to wait. some dude even made a graph with a whole analysis. bravo friend, you are my kind of nerd.
well you know what i think? it's probably worth the wait since you get to your destination like, before you even left the previous one. think about THAT.

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