The perfect transportation balance between entertainment and disappointment.
The Suburban Station train announcer is more entertaining than the Price is Right. I feel like at any moment the next announcement will be
“Jessa! Welcome to Philadelphia. Your train is here… COME ON DOWN!”
Absolutely no prerecorded monotone announcements here. If you’re going to wait for a train, you might as well feel like a game show contestant, right? I mean who doesn’t like Bob Barker?
And I guess being kicked off by a grumpy conductor is about the opposite end of the entertainment spectrum. Apparently, Philadelphia only lets bikes ride between the hours of 9:30am and 4:30pm, and after 6:30pm. So now I can sit, and wait for the next train - wait an hour and ten minutes for another train, to be exact. Some lessons I guess you have to learn the hard way.
One of these days I will flawlessly get on the train, get off the train. Leave from the platform and arrive at my intended destination without any trouble. One of these days, when I’m not the new kid in town.
For now I still feel like the California girl stuck in a Philly world.