There's nothing more pleasant than waking up on a Thursday morning half-drowned in a pool of your own sweat, having still not purchased an air-conditioner and thus transformed your only window into a conduit for street steam. This experience is made all the better, of course, if you then spend the next hour trapped underground waiting for an L train to crawl to you—this fate befell many this morning, after the L suffered not just one, but two technical difficulties during its commute. Great job, fancy robot trains.

According to the MTA, the L train suffered signal problems at 8th Avenue this morning, causing an extensive backup that trickled into Twitter feeds far and wide. And prior to the 8th Avenue snafu, something weird happened at Graham Avenue:

That seemed to clear up by 8:30, but as the laws of summer train travel dictate, the 8th Avenue crisis began, and all was lost:

Service has since resumed with residual delays, but stay tuned for tales from tonight's commute!

If you found this commute frustrating, tell your state representatives and Governor Cuomo to stop robbing the MTA of badly needed funding and figure out a way to come up with more cash for a 21st Century subway system.