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Luck

Okay, so with the miracle of getting on disability with just one attempt, I seem to have burned up my luck for the next few days at least, if not longer. Or maybe I'm just being paranoid. Let's see... missed a bus the first time and had to wait 15 minutes for the next one. Second time... okay, with that one I got lucky enough to get a driver who let me on between stops. Third time, I got to watch the train I needed cheerfully go on, with me too far to catch it on time. Fourth time, I once again just barely missed the train again. When the next train came, I had to get off two stops early because - this is weird - the green line train I'd caught, that had been going the direction I needed, was changing into a blue line train in the opposite direction at the next stop. So I waited 10 minutes for the next train. Got to 60th, needed the 71 bus line. It arrived 10 minutes early. And while the driver sat for a few minutes to try to make up for being so early, he was impatient to go the entire time, and was a rather fast driver. Like, "hold onto something or you'll go flying" sort of fast. It wasn't quite as bad as The Knight Bus, but not for lack of trying. So I'm not sure if I can count that as good luck or not.

Thinking... 1st was strike, 2 a hit. Three a strike. Four a strike. Five a hit. Three strikes out of five attempts. No wait, I had to get another train after 4, so four strikes out of 6 attempts. Sounds pretty bad to me. :-)

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elven_ranger
Jul. 17th, 2010 11:08 am (UTC)
missed a bus the first time and had to wait 15 minutes for the next one
Mum had it even worse last night. the buses here are meant to be every 10 minutes, but she had to wait over an HOUR for one to turn up (I was phoning her wondering if she was OK in the end)
fayanora
Jul. 17th, 2010 10:08 pm (UTC)
Re: missed a bus the first time and had to wait 15 minutes for the next one
Wow.

Once, when I was still fairly new to Portland, I was downtown late at night and waited almost an hour for the MAX train (which are pretty consistent about running every 10 minutes or so; in fact, there's three lines, so it usually ends up being less) before I called Trimet and found that the trains had stopped running for the night. But I noticed there were still buses going. I caught the very last line 12 bus that got me most of the way home.
jonamo_cat
Jul. 17th, 2010 01:02 pm (UTC)
sounds like a good time to prioritise
fayanora
Jul. 17th, 2010 10:16 pm (UTC)
???
ownedbyzpydah
Jul. 20th, 2010 01:22 am (UTC)
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