fauxklore (fauxklore) wrote,

Metro Haiku - late night edition

Ballston station closed?
Was it a power outage
or was there a fire?

Shuttle buses have
been requested. When will we
get to East Falls Church?

I was going to post a review of Grey Gardens tonight, but it took me ages to get home for a number of reasons. The first is that walking down 14th Street feels a bit dubious at night, so I went to the Dupont Circle metro instead of McPherson Square, which meant waiting 8 minutes for the Red Line and then transferring to the Orange Line. And the trains are inevitably timed so that one just misses a train and has to wait 20 minutes for the next one. While waiting, they announced that Ballston was closed due to "heavy smoke." A little later they said there was a fire. Trains were terminating at Virginia Square and shuttles had been requested to get passengers to East Falls Church.

On the train itself, they claimed there was just a power outage at Ballston and said nothing about a fire. When we got to Virginia Square, we were surprised that there actually was a shuttle bus. But that was one shuttle bus, which doesn't come close to enough capacity to deal with even a late night train. It was about a 20 minute wait, during which the wind kicked up quite a bit. We didn't have long to wait for a train at East Falls Church but then we sat on the platform for at least 15 minutes waiting for another shuttle bus. Net result is that it took me a bit over 2 hours to get home for what is normally just about an hour.

I need sleep. Theatre review (and probably other things) tomorrow.
Tags: haiku, metro

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