Yesterday I tried to renew my MTA train pass online but because I have yet to receive my e-mail confirmation about the transaction, I figured it didn’t go through. As such I thought I’d try it again tomorrow, the last day of the month and latest possible day to renew.

Then, after getting home from a long day at Disneyland for The Kid’s real 5th birthday (which was today), I got a Facebook message from one of my fellow proofreaders.

She, along with one other person from our department, were laid off today.

Even though I get reimbursed for my monthly train pass, maybe it’s a good thing that transaction didn’t go through.