So. This post has (I'm not even kidding) been rolling around in my brain SINCE THE BEGINNING OF MAY.
Oh hey, July, where'd you come from?
But: I've been thinking. I think that every city needs a subway. Like. Every single one.
One of the biggest shocks for me coming home to Texas (ALWAYS) is getting used to driving again. Because in DreamSchool city, I either take the subway, or walk. Everywhere.
It's always strange to drive again after 5-6 months. It's weird to be alone in my car after traveling with complete strangers constantly. It's weird to get used to the speed of driving again. And it's weeeiiiirrrddd to have to concentrate.
(Go with me on this one.)
Imagine this: you've just worked a long, hard (that's what she said) day. I'm talking an EPIC DAY OF EXHAUSTION. In DreamSchool city, you jump on the subway, turn on your iTunes, close your eyes, and zone out for however many stops you need to go. It's niiiiiiiiiice.
But here, and in most other cities, you end your EPIC DAY OF EXHAUSTION, climb in your car, and have to focus. concentrate. and be alert. the whole trip home. And I *know* I'm not the only one who's struggled to stay awake while driving. Can I get a what whaaaaat?
So that's why I'm calling for subways EVERYWHERE. They're quick, they're convenient, and most of all, YOU CAN SLEEP ON THEM.
(Provided the creeptastic guy next to you isn't trying to secretly steal your wallet. Or feel you up. Or both.)