There are few things more interesting (and less frustrating) than D.C.’s metro in the summertime – or any time of year for that matter. Riding the metro is just one way to navigate this town and like any other metropolitan city, D.C.’s public transportation comes with its own unique perks – especially when the temperatures begin to rise and suffocate us unbearably.
Unfortunately for us locals, the DC metro will begin renovations this weekend which means WE LITERALLY CANNOT.
Here are some things you can expect from D.C.’s metro (or lack thereof) this summer.
Several months of increased Advil, Aleve, Tylenol consumption for increased headaches.
Being late to the most sacred part of the weekend – brunch.
Surging. And no we don’t mean the soda.
Ubers and Lyfts and Capital bikeshares, oh my.
Probably more animals on the metro, like kittens, puppies, and maybe even a few raccoons.
Lines with wait times longer than your receipt at Rite Aid…
Tourists trying to operate their selfie sticks (naturally).
Small children munching on ice cream… and then feeling that ice cream drip onto your shoes because you’ve been waiting for the metro and for like EVER.
Laying eyes on your future spouse while you sit in a pool of your own sweat – courtesy of D.C. heat.
Zealous summer interns not aware of what they’ve gotten themselves into this summer.