But, now it is time to get to where I'm going with this post (no pun intended). Bryan loves to take public transportation. He hops on the Metro to go to his favorite Farmers Market in West Hollywood. He takes the bus to Super King on San Fernando Road. He rides the Dash to LA Live.
One day, he said to me in the hallway, "Nancy, do you do the Dash?" And I said, "Bryan, I no longer jog." And he said, "Huh?" I'm originally from the Westside, I DRIVE - how was I suppose to know that the Dash was a long bus-y thing that drives you around downtown?
Once we got that straightened out, he asked me if I'd been on the Metro. Well, I am sure you know the answer to that question. "No, Bryan, I haven't but I'd love to go!" I said enthusiastically - lying through my teeth because I wanted to make him happy. "Okay, then, I'll take you."
Oh no. I was stuck. So we made a plan. We'd take the Metro Gold Line from Little Tokyo to Pasadena and then have lunch in Old Town. I was actually getting excited. Maybe Bryan was on to something. This was going to be fun. Fantastic. I was takin' the Metro - and I started telling anyone who would listen. It was as if I was going to Russia or something.
The morning we went, the sun was shining and Bryan and I walked to the new Metro Station in Little Tokyo (it just opened in November) and bought our tickets. Only $1.25 to get to Pasadena! The Metro came right away. Then we boarded. There we were sitting in our seats and looking out the window and pretending we were on a trip. Oh boy.
Then we got off on the wrong stop.
And that's when Bryan told me about the Metro Police and the honor system. He said we bought our tickets on the honor system and that if we missed our stop, we were not suppose to get back on the Metro with the same ticket. So we got back on the Metro with the same ticket.
We were bad, bad, bad. Looking over our shoulders for two whole minutes until we got to our stop. Getting our story ready for the Metro Police. Feeling so guilty.
But we had laughs. And you know what? I've been back on the Metro several times. And I thank Bryan everyday. And the City of LA. And the Mayor. And the Chief of Police. Oh just shut up Nancy - you only cheated the city out of $1.25.