When I went into Boston for my interview, I took the train. It is about 90 minutes door to door to take the commuter rail and the subway to my office. Sitting in traffic it can be that long if not longer.
There are things I remembered that I love about commuting by train and almost immediately I was reminded of the things that make my head explode.
First - people coughing on the back of my head. I've blogged about how much it makes me crazy when people put themselves in confined spaces with hundreds of other people and then cough or sneeze all over the place.
Second - the guy across the aisle from me had a text notification that made a whistle similar to someone calling a dog to get its attention. And it went off pretty much every 90 seconds the entire ride to town. Dude. Put that thing on vibrate because every time it whistles I look that way. Like a freaking Labrador Retriever.
Third - in many places, there aren't escalators. With a knee injury, going up and down a lot of stairs is doable, I just have to go nice and slow. Which some people don't seem to understand.
My friend Carrie has recommended taking the bus instead. I may look into that.