It's been rainy here in DC (until this afternoon) and I've been in my own little world under my umbrella.
Also, I've been working "late," so by the time I'm walking to the metro, I'm a little tired and more than a little out of it.
On Thursday I tried to sneak around a car that had pulled out of a parking garage (you know, just far enough to block the entire sidewalk) and was hurrying behind it when I felt a big smack on my umbrella. Luckily the smack made me jump to the side just in time to see the security/parking gate come crashing down on my right.
I had been listening to my ipod and hadn't noticed the screeching siren that yelps when a car is pulling through to warn of the gate.
Again, because I had my ipod on, I think I misjudged the volume of my exclamation, because I'm pretty sure the surprised looks from all the commuters were a result of my loud "what?! WHAT?!" as I jumped out of the way.
Who said commuting has to be dull?