Friday, May 26, 2006

"Power" Outage

"Thousands Stranded by Major Rail Power Outage"

Yesterday we got to the station and saw a not unfamiliar sight but one that always bears bad tidings-- a train on the platform, doors akimbo and passengers milling about on the platform. Anytime you see people on the platform in front of a train with its doors open and they are casually talking on cell phones or smoking rather than knocking each other to the ground to get on board its a sure sign that something is amiss. In this case it was power, or lack thereof, up and down the east coast from Washington to New York. So, we drove-- and ended up getting to work around 10:45 or so. That always goes over so well.

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