Wow was I off my subway game today.
I swiped at the turnstile and walked right into the bar. My Metrocard expired and I totally forgot. So like an idiot, I had to squeeze back out and get one.
Then the Metrocard machine I went up to was not working for some reason. It wouldn’t read any of my credit cards. So I had to try another one.
When I finally got through, I got to the bottom of the stairs just as the train was leaving.
Once a train came, and I got on board, I was completely out of my normal position. I kept getting caught in the flows of people getting off at each stop. Normally I get into a spot where I can stand still all the way with minimal movement. This time, it was in a different spot after each stop. Annoying.
Then at my stop, I walked all the way to the end of the concourse only to find that my normal exit was closed off for construction.
It was an all around nightmare. Glad its day one.
Ain’t this a b*tch. I went to buy a MetroCard today. Everything was going as normal until it came time for the stupid machine to spit out my new card.
I heard the noise of it trying to spit the card out, but nothing happened. Then all of a sudden it asked if I wanted a receipt. I usually say no, but this time I was sure to get one. Ball game over.
So I was standing there like an idiot with a line of people behind me thinking, “Now what?”
I could see like 1/8th of the card sticking out of the slot. Not enough was sticking out for me to grab a hold of it. It I had some pliers or something, I could have probably yanked it out.
So I stepped back and let the next person try. Of course, I said it just jammed up for mine, but they were willing to try anyway. Same thing happened. I was hoping it would spit out two cards (mine then that guy’s).
I gave up and went to a different machine and bought another. $164 later, I got one monthly card.
Luckily, I got that receipt. But now it’s like a freaking nightmare to get reimbursed for the one that didn’t come out. One woman on the phone was trying to give me a hard time about how she couldn’t deactivate it until it had been used at least once.
I said I don’t care what you do, just give me my $82 back, or send me another card and I’ll just hold on to it until next month.