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The Effects of Mass Transit (bus and train) Lag vs. Jet Lag

Totally random thought. I think I am just recovering from mass transit (bus and train) lag vs. jet lag.

Its three days since I came back from my Labor Day weekend day trip to CT and I am just starting to feel like myself. It could be the fact that when I got ALMOST home the trains/subway stopped running only hours after the Brooklyn Labor Day Parade ended.

Where? at Prospect Park. If you are from New York and know the Caribbean Day Parade (Labor Day Parade) route, you know most folks that live in Flatbush, Brooklyn NY board the train at Prospect Park.

So, after waiting for a bus for a half hour. When one did arrive it was crowded. I took it in stride. I decided to walk home. This was also because no yellow cabs or livery ones were stopping either and I was certainly not getting on one of the infamous Dollar Vans. Surprisingly, so the police were not stopping them (Dollar Vans) as they were picking up riders at the bus stop. Come to think about it.

Either way I was thankful for the hedge of protection I reinforced that morning in prayer and my angels on call. Like the song from the 80s the “Freaks Come Out at Night”; especially on Flatbush Avenue after the Parade. For initially I felt the same way I felt when I was walking home during the Northeast Blackout of 2003; just exposed and out there.

In summary, I arrived home in record time under 30 minutes and slept like a baby.  Praise God! However as I mentioned at the top of this post, I did experience Mass Transit Lag 🙂  You heard/read the term first here lets see how it spreads!

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Lela Fagan (Jefferson) is the author of the book “Poetry of a Black Girl: The Darkness and the Light” and lead blogger at “Memoirs of a Black Girl”. Lela is an avid reader “A Real Bookworm” of all things in print. She finds joy in sharing socially and blogging about topics that matter the most to her. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Lela now lives in Houston, TX with her husband Oji, an educator and Football Coach. @LelaJefferson - See more at:

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