Getting a new MetroCard throws off your game

Is it me, or does getting a new MetroCard throw off your morning “flow?”

I’m talking about the days when you don’t realize that your monthly pass has expired. You swipe in your normal hurry, and DENIED.

Without fail, there will then be a empty train filled with open seats approaching your stop. Of course, there’s no way you’ll make it in time because there’s a line at the MetroCard machine. But you’ll try anyway, only to make it down to the platform as the doors close.

So I guess there’s something to be said for Transit Check. At least you know that someone else will keep track of when you need a new card. However, there’s something about that system that I just don’t trust. I don’t know what it is, I just don’t like to be at someone else’s mercy. I prefer to screw up my own commute.

So anyway, new card day is a sure way to ruin your transit mojo. Plus, it sucks to shell out $78 $76 bucks for a new card.

Live from the subway, back to you in studio…

5 thoughts on “Getting a new MetroCard throws off your game

  1. In my world a new card is $76, not $78.

    I have gotten in the habit of writing the date I first use the card on it, the day I first use it. When I get within 5-7 days of the cutoff, I’ll get a new one and stick it in my wallet. That way when I get the dreaded Insufficient Fare on my trusty card, I can throw it to the ground like a real New Yorker and just whip out the new one. Which I will hopefully remember to write the date on later. And how come fare cards last thirty days and many months have thirty one? That really screws with me when I start playing close to the ending date on my cards.

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  2. Without fail, there will then be a empty train filled with open seats approaching your stop. Of course, there’s no way you’ll make it in time because there’s a line at the MetroCard machine. But you’ll try anyway, only to make it down to the platform as the doors close.

    Every single F-ing time…

    Hey, I’d pay $78 if they would add an extra train or two.

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