On Missing Connections

The morning’s commute was an exercise in missed connections.

The subway train pulled out just as I reached the platform.

Making the connection from the subway to the light rail can be the matter of moments. Up one escalator, up another escalator, across the street, down a block and a half, across a four-lane highway, across the tracks. Many a connection has been missed because I’m standing on the corner, looking across the four-lane highway, waiting for the light to change so I can cross, and the train comes and goes.

That was this morning.

It was drizzly and raw this morning. I didn’t mind the wait; I had nothing pressing on tap at work this morning that was urgently needing my attention. Still, had I not missed the two connections, I’d have been to work a good forty minutes earlier than I was. 🙂

Such is life.

Tomorrow I actually do have important stuff to do. I need to put files on the server.

No, it’s not that exciting.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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