I could have taken a horse and buggy to work quicker than my ride on the D train this morning! Uuugggghh! But oddly, I am nostalgic for a time (before I was born, so is that nostalgia?) when there were trolley cars and gas lanterns. It's really all about managing your expectations I guess. It would be more satisfying to be on a trolley for an hour at maximum efficiency than to hear the train conductor scream at people to stop holding the doors for 20 minutes. Here's a great sign I'd love to have from the pre-Helvetica days of NYC subway signage.