Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Too...hot...to type.

15 minute walk to subway station. No trains running north up Yonge. Walk (on the PATH, thank God) to Eaton Centre. Mildly air-conditioned tourist-trap mall. Tour 3 lowest levels to avoid rush-hour idiots. Get on subway 1-1/2 hours after leaving work. Train not air-conditioned. People fanning themselves in subway car in vain attempt to keep cool. Hop off train at Eglinton because heat is unbearable. Choose to wait for next train (air-conditioned!). Too late to get home via underground path at office tower. Extra 5 minutes in heat added to walk. 2 popsicles for dinner. Need a shower.

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At Wed Aug 02, 11:08:00 am GMT-4, Blogger Michelle Hopp said...

Eek. Am I ever glad I didn't have to face a sweltering train ride yesterday. At which station do you usually hop on the subway?

Any idea why the trains weren't running north on Yonge?

At Wed Aug 02, 11:24:00 am GMT-4, Blogger ghanima said...

I usually hop on at St. Andrew, but judging from the line (pre-rush hour), it looks like there hadn't been a train for at least the last 15-20 minutes. The southbound platform was jam-packed. I can't imagine what the delay was, it might have been nothing more than having to move slowly for a construction crew...

At Wed Aug 02, 11:44:00 am GMT-4, Anonymous kevin said...

They keep telling us about how much we should use the TTC. The least they could do is ensure all their vehicles are air conditioned! Sheesh!

At Wed Aug 02, 04:47:00 pm GMT-4, Blogger Michelle Hopp said...

TTC delays suck. TTC delays in HOT weather is reason enough to go off the deep end.

Thank god for the rain today!

At Wed Aug 02, 09:43:00 pm GMT-4, Anonymous fa_homewood said...

Any subway train that is not air-conditioned is criminal. I had an errand to do after work around 6 tonight and had the misfortune of being in a southbound train with no a/c from Sheppard station and as soon as I walked in, I almost fainted.

Good thing my task was only at York Mills but even a few minutes of a subway ride without a/c in this heatwave is oppressive and distressful. It was awful.

No wonder a lot of people prefer to bike to work these days.

For some reasons, my comments to your Monday's blog appeared to have been lost in transit. Can that happen? Anyway, I was saying how Caty was all smiles upon seeing you guys at the airport. Good, pics.

At Wed Aug 02, 10:26:00 pm GMT-4, Blogger ghanima said...

Ugh. My subway ride in today had A/C, but I was smack-dab next to a crazy guy who smelled a little funky (not a lot, mercifully) and kept muttering stuff to himself quietly, like, "That's disgusting." When he requested that the woman in the empty move to let him in, then move more, then more, then more still, I chose to get off. I walked down to the next car over.

At Thu Aug 03, 09:33:00 am GMT-4, Blogger Michelle Hopp said...


Crazy subway folks are fun, but only if you're watching from a distance. ;)

I'm not sure what's funnier, their antics or the looks on the faces of people nearby.


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