subway saga*

whining ahead

 let me say
 it usually takes 20 minutes
 for me to get to my office from home
 that said
 for those of you who want to cut to the chase
 it took me an hour
 to do that same trip on wednesday morning 

it started off like any other morning 
harry had overturned the garbage can
 toonman got up with a charleyhorse in his leg
 discovering the mess
 gave harry hell

 i pretended to still be asleep
 it was barely 5:15 
when i got up 15 minutes later 
who usually greets me
 with a loud and continuous cry til he is fed
 was not at the bedroom door
 he was still feeling chastised

 i got the cats fed
 the news/weather turned on
 took my morning meds
 began my morning rituals

 exiting the apartment at exactly 6:50
 as i always do 
arrived at the subway station 
to see the usual 5 minute til the next train is due notice 
 as i always do
 by playing with my iphone

 it seemed as if 5 minutes had passed 
i looked up to see more people waiting
 the next train notice said
 1 minute

 below that 
of another train coming in 3 minutes 
it said

 i should have known then
 things were going to go bad

 when the downtown local arrived 
i got on 
when we pulled into 72nd street
 there was an express sitting across the platform
 a crowd of people
 entered the local

people were playing
 local express roulette
 which one was going to move first

 an announcement
was made
 somewhat garbled
 as usual
 the gist was 
there was a problem at 14th street
there was going to be limited service below 42nd street
 if you were going to brooklyn 
good luck 

 the doors to the local closed
 we were moving 
we made it all the way to 59th street
 by the way 
as we pulled into 66th
 the express 
we however sat at 59th
 an announcement was finally made
 advising riders
 to get off and switch
 to either 
 the 8th avenue lines 

i opted for the bus 

if i had been wearing sensible shoes
 i would have taken the 8th avenue line
walked to my office
 if i had on sensible shoes
 i would have walked from 59th street to 42nd
 it really isnt a bad walk
 i wasnt
 i didnt
 i waited 
 for a bus
 a headache beginning form
my need for a big strong cup of coffee was urgent

 i arrived in the office in a really bad mood at 7:45
 the quadruple expresso i had
 eased the headache somewhat 
the mood
will improve
 the commute home

*edited because the title should read SAGA not Sage .. gah