Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical

I felt like I was in London this morning.

The new machines take your Charlie and then -- assuming you have money left on it -- spit it back at you.

South Station implemented CharlieTicket effective this morning, so they rerouted everyone to the new machines. I really hope I'm not running late coming home tonight 'cause I used to know exactly which Red Line car to get on to get out at the most effective spot in South Station, but to try to figure that out for this new location exceeds the limits of my spatial reasoning, memory, and sense of direction. (Obviously I'll figure it out -- figuring out my previous most effective return route took time, too -- I just don't expect to be able to figure it out without actual trial&error.)

Edit after coming home: Oops. My inability to spatialize might have been related to the fact that I don't go through any turnstiles coming back in my efficient system. (I used to come up through the now-cordoned-off turnstiles, but in my efficient system I come out in between the two sets.)

(Also: SmoothieGuy was back in Harvard Square this morning. OlderSmoothieGuy this time. And it didn't look like he had any fruit. We shall see.)
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