The terrorists made me forget my badge for work. See, I switched bags to something slightly smaller, hoping for less chance of getting hassled on the T. I transferred the essentials over. Except I forgot to transfer my badge, and I didn't realize this until I was already on the bus.
It wasn't that big of a deal, though. I signed in (I gave my name, and the computer came up with a picture of me), and then I got an escort up to my floor. The guy who escorted me up said, "This isn't a good week to forget anything." Yes, I decided to forget my badge this week in order to most inconvenience you. Schmuck.
Speaking of hassle, there was none. I saw a few MBTA cops (with terror-preventing "TRANSIT POLICE" logo on the back of the uniform). And the gate at Sullivan was open, and they were letting people in there who had cash. Otherwise, nothing unusual. And no traffic, either, which was nice. If today's commute ends up being bad, though, I imagine some people will be coming in earlier. I wonder, though, just how many people have decided to take the week off or work from home. Might be enough to make a noticeable difference in the number of people riding the T. That would be nice.
Of course, it's early enough that I'm afraid to go to the bathroom
. I don't think I'll have a choice pretty soon, though. But maybe the crazy people don't come in Sunday night. One can hope.