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New Yorkers Had a Pretty Good Excuse for Being Late Today

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29: Commuters wait for the subway August 29, 2011 in New York City. One day after Hurricane Irene hit New York the mass transit system, including subways and buses, began moving again in a limited capacity in time for Monday's rush hour. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

MetroCard machines around the city crapped out right on cue for Monday’s morning commute, leaving riders with no swipes to wait in line and tweet bad words between 9 and 10 a.m. With the week off to a delayed start, the MTA will now resume taking your money in all forms and pissing you off in other, more existential ways.

New Yorkers Had an Excuse for Being Late Today