Metro v. bus

13 March 2004 at 15:35 Leave a comment

Needless to say, people have gotten a bit nervous since that horrible attack in Madrid, and yesterday our whole afternoon was disturbed by a “suspicious package” that was found on our Metro line.

They ‘interrupted’ the service, which is to say, we had to take the bus. So did everyone else.


I’ve never been so ‘packed in’ in my life. It really distressed one little woman, but everyone else took it with good grace. A real sense of camaraderie developed as we all tried not to fall down and all tried not to hurt the people we were crammed up against. People were all smiles and collective groans as the bus driver made too quick a stop or too sharp a turn.

Later in the evening, when we returned, the Metro was up and running again. On it, everyone was sullen and silent.


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