Today there was a long, long line at the train station as people lined up to buy new subway passes. They had not figured out that January was a new month and that they needed a new pass. Nor had they read any of the notices or editorials over the past six months predicting, announcing, and arguing about the fare increase. Nor had they checked the new fare structure, so they were surprised that there is no subway-only or bus-only pass any more. There was a lot of confused morning line-standing going on.
Feeling smug and superior is a great way to start a week.