Her: It seems like the Metro is always having problems around Courthouse station.
Him: At least this week.
Her: Well, they should just close that station!
And no she wasn't a blonde!
Wednesday, the Orange line had some kind of kinks again and then yesterday, just to keep it interesting, the Red line developed problems.
This morning as I tried to cross 12th and F Streets to get to the Metro Center station for my trip from the car pool drop off to my office, I noticed (it was hard not to) that the traffic signals were out. This is a VERY busy intersection and it took some fancy footwork to get across. I finally got behind a very LARGE man (had to be an ex-football player) and scurried in his wake! Got down into the Metro and there were some "issues" with the visibility and then I heard the announcement that there had been an electrical fire on the tracks in Metro Center which necessitated turning off the power - power which was now being restored in increments.
But the best fun was when I got to McPherson Station to get off the train - NO lights to speak of and, worse yet, the escalators and elevator were not working at all! Now bear in mind that I am 66 years old and have arthritis in the bottom 6 vertebrae of my spine and my left knee. I am very proud to report that I did make it up 63 steps from underground to the ground level. After I stopped a moment to catch my breath, I proceeded around the corner heading toward my office building. That's when I realized that in front of the office building next door to the one where I work, there were a LOT of people standing out in front. Seems the power was out in the entire area. I kept going toward my building, sure that there was no way I'd be going to work. Lo and behold - WE had power so I got gratefully onto the elevator and rode up to my 10th floor office. Apparently one of the local power companies was having a rolling brownout - just to complicate our lives.
Do I still consider Friday the 13th lucky? You bet I do. I'm here, I'm alive, I was on time for work and it IS, after all, FRIDAY!
Have a great weekend.