You never know when you are going to need one of the 10 Things You Should Never Leave Home Without. Today, my trusty swiss army knife saved me time and hassle while navigating our nation’s capitol’s metro system. Entering at the Foggy Bottom metro, my card became stuck upon being inserted into the slot.
It was inserted almost all the way, and it was impossible to pull back out and wouldn’t push in further and through. Exasperated, and pressured by the commuting hoards behind me, I expected to have to yell to flag down a Metro employee for assistance. But I’m always prepared, right? So, I reached down to my belt, pulled out my swiss army knife and extended the pliers.
It did the trick. We arrived at our destination on time. And a good time was had by all.