I filed a complaint the next morning and demanded a refund of my monthly pass. I told them I understand that trains can be late or break down but it seemed like incompetence and a lack of leadership permitted my delay to be so unusually long. It was by far the worst train experience I ever had on the commuter rail since becoming a regular passenger over a dozen years ago.
But 24 hours after that torturous ride, I realized that it was nothing compared to the fate of another train.
What would you do if left stuck in a train engulfed in flames and smoke? What would be rushing through you remind as it filled with panic, confusion, and fear? How would your body be up to the task for whatever gymnastics would be required to get off that train?