Had a minor MARTA adventure this morning. I don't feel all that tired or out of it, but I was going over my "things to do" list in my head during my commute to work, going over my agenda for today, and I somehow managed to get turned around and disembarked on the wrong side of the Southbound MARTA train. I ended up on the Westbound platform instead of the Eastbound one (realizing this just in time to see the Eastbound train I should've been on whiz by). So then I went back down to the N/S level so I could get to the Eastbound platform and realized there wasn't a way to get to it from that side of the track. I needed to go all the way up and over on the street level.
While I stood there, exasperated and dumbfounded, I had a good bit of fortune. Another Southbound train came in, so I hopped through it to get to the other side of the track, whereupon I made my way to the Eastbound platform.
Urg. I seem to be losing my mind. If anyone finds it, could you please email it back to me?
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I have a business associate that works a great deal from his car. I can't count the number of times I've had him on the phone when he says "Damn, I think I just missed my exit!"
I suspect your lost mind is very near to the marbles I lost a long time ago - wherever they are...
"I can't count the number of times I've had him on the phone when he says "Damn, I think I just missed my exit!""
Maybe 'cause he was on the phone?
I'm now envisioning a big pile of mislaid evanescents languishing in some cosmic dead letter office: absent minds, missing marbles, lost patience, forgotten youth, etc.
Congratulations on finding a way out of the magical MARTA mystery tour. I imagine the MARTA adventure scene unfolding with spy movie music and spy movie quick cuts between perplexing camera angles.
Luckily for me, my commutes are much simpler. The local commuter train ONLY runs north-south and most of the trains are going in the correct direction in the mornings or evenings.
Theme music. I need theme music!
Mostly, my commutes are pretty simple--barring the periodic technical problem or other slow-down. Not as simple as yours, but relatively straightforward. I take the Southbound to work from the furthest northern station, so trains are only going in one direction from there, and transfer to the Eastbound for one stop at the junction where N/S meets E/W. I've never had any problems with the transfer before yesterday. Damn brain fluke.