JFK to Kendall Sq/Central Sq to Ruggles/"T-time"
08:25 - arrived at JFK
08:37 - departed JFK
08:51 - arrived Kendall/MIT
Total commute: 26 minutes
Total time in transit: 14 minutes
Total wait: 12 minutes
Again, can't complain. Made good time, especially for a Sunday morning. All that was notable about the trip was that there was vomit, quite a lot of it actually, presumably from late last night or earlier this morning, on the stairs to the platform at JFK/UMass. I took a picture but will refrain from posting it, unless I get requests.
09:21 - arrived Central Square
09:23 - departed Central Square
09:31 - arrived Downtown Xing
09:36 - departed Downtown Xing
09:43 - arrived Ruggles
Total commute: 22 minutes
Total time in transit: 15 minutes
Total wait: 7 minutes
Pretty average. We're seeing about a 1:1 ratio of waiting around to moving, which, I guess, is bearable. I don't know. Is it? Is this how it should be? There is a symmetry to it that's pleasing here, from the comfort of home and the distance of time, but (speaking of time) as Einstein's famous theory tells us, time is not constant.
Therefore, What I propose is that time waiting on the T (herafter "T-time") be waited double non-T-time (which, for the sake of convenience we'll call "real time" from here on out).
Now, admittedly, there has yet to be a serious discussion of T-time, and so no consensus on an actual, viable formula for it. Mine is crude, I'll admit. there are many, many factors at play here, from the day of the week, to the time of day, to the weather. Not to mention individuals' vastly different and varying perceptions of time. It may be that t = r X 2 is not really adequate. If anyone has a better suggestion, I'm all ears.
For me, the above formula seems close enough for weekends, but, I haven't really thought about weekdays yet, when there are time pressures which often extend perceived wait time well beyond two-to-one...