Do you mind being trapped in a tunnel? Are you afraid of germs? How do you feel about tight spaces? These are the kinds of things you think about when weighing the pay-for-parking-sit-in-traffic verses public transportation option.

I ride the metro every morning and afternoon during rush hour. It’s greener. It’s faster. It’s safer. It requires you to neglect the personal space of a stranger. Sometimes I see reindeer. Usually, I just surf along and play Words with Friends until I get to my stop.

Today, I felt like I had claustrophobia for the first time. EVER. I’ll tell you why.

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