This hour has 26 minutes

The bus was 26 minutes later arriving at the Colma BART station than expected (they are scheduled to come every 30 minutes)... when I got on the bus at 8:12 PM, I asked the the driver if the schedule had changed recently.

He replied, "Sorry Amigo, I'm late".

We've been waiting outside in the cold for a half-hour or more, so I didn't want to hold up the line behind me trying to get on the bus, but I wanted to say "Late? You're 4 minutes early!"

It took me nearly about 90 minutes to get home today. Quite a change from the 30 seconds it used to take me in the morning to walk up the stairs from the basement office to the living room upstairs.

Written on April 17, 2001