5 Things That Happen In Your First Year As A Commuter In NYC

20 Aug

This made me think about my days commuting on the WMTA. I can honestly say that I don’t miss it at all. Number five is the absolute truth, because I would have rather jabbed my eyes out with a rusty nail than to travel without my earbuds.

Thought Catalog

1. You spend most of your time on public transportation – bus, train, etc.

If you graduate from school and live in New Jersey (or somewhere that surrounds NY) and you move back home, there is a great chance you’ll be commuting for a while. At first you’re all “Nice, I’m saving money and this isn’t going to be that bad”. Then, slowly but surely, part of you begins to die. A particular rage forms inside of you and you become jaded and miserable and there’s nothing you can do about it but sit in silence and tweet about it. The Lincoln Tunnel becomes the bane of your existence and you don’t even want to say the words “Port Authority” out loud. The train isn’t AS bad but still… that mass exodus of people rushing to the gate the second it’s announced on the little screen tends to riddle you…

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