Another Summer on the Metro

I forgot how annoying commuting on the Metro gets in the summertime, especially as gasoline prices rise, the heat and humidity arrives, and tourists flock to the city.

The trains were so packed this morning. I had to stand most of the way, which wouldn't have been that big of a deal if the train had been well air-conditioned.

I remember riding on a hot, crowded metro train many mornings and evenings last summer. I guess the only other option is to take the bus, which is slower and can be just as crowded and warm.

Don't get me wrong, I love the summertime—the late sunsets, full foliage, heat and humidity. I just hate arriving as a sweaty mess in the morning after a miserable commute.

I guess the key, which any "smart" southerner knows, is to always bring along water, dress appropriately in layers, take your time and think cool thoughts--i.e. gentle breezes, ice-cold lemonade, and swimming pools.

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