Now, I don’t know if you have ever played the game Frogger, the classic’s 80 game where you have to make the frog cross the road without getting hit by cars. That pretty much sums up my New York metro experience. Substitute Frogger with myself, the cars with the subway doors, add a time limit (don’t wanna miss the train), add some stairs and some slow and rude people, and add a roommate = Adventures of Frogger and Friend.
+ 10 points if frogger and friend makes it to the platform with some time to spare to get on the next train (given that the turnstile doesn’t give you a hard time)
+ 15 if frogger makes it on but friend gets left behind. Hey, you got to do what you got to do… Thankfully this has not happened to me yet.
+30 if you can get frogger + friend on the train without getting smushed by the doors.
I actually played a game similar to this when I went to go study abroad in Egypt. Minus the cars were legit cars. It was probably one of the more scarier things that has ever happened to me! Me and my friends would follow the Egyptians and they would laugh at us… because we would literally be screaming the entire time. Time to invest in some Pedestrian Crossing after your political turmoil Egypt (note the sarcasm)
Back to the point, after a few months in the city, I realize the real adventure starts with the subway station and then continues when you get off. New York is one big fat adventure junkie. After months of being lost on 772 miles of subway tracks, I have quite the build up of metro cards. I should make something out of all my metro cards… any suggestions?