Friday, December 5, 2008
“You're going the wrong way!”
is a line from one of the best scenes in my favorite forever-funny movie....
but it also describes my commute into Chicago this morning, as the train backed up all the way thru Hinsdale in order to clear their downtown area for auto traffic until we could move forward.
“Switching problems” is what the automated voice shouted at us from the speakers, followed up with “This train is currently operating 10 minutes late.” Which as it turns out was a hilarious joke – we arrived at Union Station 58 minutes late.
If in early December we are already dealing with the never-have-been-properly-fixed-in-all-my-years-of-riding-the-rails “switching problems” due to the cold...
it is definitely going to be a long, late-arriving-into-work winter season.
they can’t fix this problem – for what reason