This is a true story, it happened to me and not a friend of a friend of a friend of mine!
I went for a joy ride on the subway Thursday morning.
Ok let me start from the beginning.
It was pretty much the crack of dawn when I jumped on the bus to the subway station just before the rain started then made it down town. Yes it was a rainy day and I guess it would help if I mentioned that it was also pretty chilly out and I didn't have an umbrella or a proper jacket on. I had an errand to run down town so while I was down there, figured I'd kill two birds with one stone and I went to do some banking but it was early so the bank was closed but there is an ATM machine ..... and it was out of service.
I was in a shopping mall and no I don't have one of those G4 high class technology cellular phones or whatever they're called so I searched the pay phone booths for a yellow pages and found ..... NONE!
So anyway I then jump back on the subway .... again .... and go back to first bank location to see if now the machine is working.
Nope. Still out of service!
I decide to go home.
I jump back on the subway once again heading to catch my bus. I miss the bus by ten seconds at best and have to wait 30 minutes for next one. Ten minutes later I look at watch, the bank will be opening soon I could just go inside and do the transaction so guess what I did?
I got back on the subway.
By now I've been down town for two hours. Since I have about an hour to waste before the bank opens I decide to get some breakfast so I get back to the restaurant across the street from the bank and get coffee, coffee, coffee and toast, eggs and more coffee.
Ok now I'm no longer hungry. But I am more tired than I was before I ate!
I leave the restaurant and head over to the bank. Still got a couple minutes before it opens so I decide to check the machine one more time.
Lo and behold the machine works! I use it. In thirty seconds my transaction is completed.
I then go back on subway to head to the station where I can go catch my bus.
By the time I get home, over 3 hours after the whole incident began, I'm over tired, wet, cold and more than cranky.