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Why I Was Almost Late to Work This Morning, Part 2

So since my adventure a few weeks back when I planned to take the Green Line C to work but found it had been stopped by a flatbed truck, I've mostly been sticking to the Green Line B instead. Generally, I get it at Harvard Street, which means a nice ride along Commonwealth Avenue during which I can read my morning newspaper.

This morning, though, we had a minor adventure. The train held at BU Central for a few minutes, and then, at around 7:35 am, the driver announced that an ambulance was coming to pick up a sick passenger. He said that they were going to try to get a bus for us, but that there could be a delay of about ten to fifteen minutes.

Most of us decided to get off the train.


The Green Line B Empties Out At BU Central The Green Line B Empties Out At BU Central
Photo copyright ©2007 by Michael A. Burstein



A lot of people decided to wait on the corner for the bus.


Will the Bus Come in Time? Will the Bus Come in Time?
Photo copyright ©2007 by Michael A. Burstein




On the other hand, I, along with many of my fellow commuters, decided just to walk to Kenmore Square. It's not that far, after all, and it would give us a fighting chance to get to work on time, what with the possibility of boarding a Green Line C or D. So I started walking, and passed this little bit of irony in a bus shelter.


A Delicious Irony A Delicious Irony
Photo copyright ©2007 by Michael A. Burstein



As I passed it, I heard and saw an ambulance coming down Commonwealth Avenue, presumably for the sick passenger.

Turns out I was right. Just as I reached the BU Physics building (where I spent two years getting my Master's)...


My Old Stomping Grounds My Old Stomping Grounds
Photo copyright ©2007 by Michael A. Burstein



...I heard and saw the Green Line C pull into the Blandford Street station. A fellow commuter dashed across Commonwealth Avenue, and after checking that there were in fact no cars coming, I followed her.

In the end, I made it to work on time.

And, I ask again for those of you to whom it was relevant, how was your commute this morning?

Comments

LIRR was nice. I chatted away with someone from my neighborhood.

The E train was packed as usual from Penn to Lexington Ave. Made it work work on time.
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