I woke up at 5AM with no "waking inertia" (that feeling that you need just x more minutes/hours/days of sleep). Got dressed promptly, ate breakfast and was out of my apartment in less than an hour, a first for me.
Everything was going perfect until I got to my transfer station, when I realized I forgot my bag of stuff. What was in that bag, you ask?
- My training sneakers,
- A few shirts,
- My old, worn-out bib shorts, cycling cap and sweatpants,
- My Canon 20D with a EF 28-105mm lens attached, and
- My house keys, with my bike keys and drawer keys for my desk.
Fortunately (or not), I realized I lost it about two minutes after the train departed, so I reported it as soon as I got to the station. Naturally, the people at customer service couldn't reach the conductor of that train, so they just took my information down. When I was able to get on my next train 20 minutes later, a conductor was able to speak to a dispatcher, so that he/she can try to get a hold of the conductor on the previous train and (hopefully) hold my item. I'm a little worried because:
- That train was en route to Montclair State University, i.e. lots of students may have boarded that train, and
- I think that train passes through Newark - Broad Street. That's enough to get me worried right there.
Surprisingly, I'm in a semi-calm mood. I started creating a habit to meditate a few minutes before I go to bed, and then try to think of nothing while on my bed, lying flat on my back. That has seemed to help make getting up easier, but it may have helped with this too. I'm just hoping to God they find it; replacing everything that was in there will surely break my wallet (well, at least obliterate this paycheck anyway).