3/28/2007

Dueling MBTA Buses

Bus Departure Time: 7:04
Bus Arrival Time: 7:21
T Departure Time: 7:25
T Arrival Time: 7:50
Weather as I call it: Sunny, in the 50s but windy
Level of commute annoyance (scale of 1 to 10): 3
Feared for my life: No

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I hate when my bus is just late enough to be on time for the next bus. Then this weird dance takes place when each bus takes turns picking up people at every other stop. It's like a duel between two very large swordspeople.

The T came into the station, stopped, and then didn't open up its doors. The crowds were getting pushy. Then, the train started to move backwards...and then stopped three feet from where it originally opened.

Precision - That's the MBTA way.

3 comments:

The Missus said...

I hear ya on the "dueling buses" issue... Happened to me today. But we don't have it nearly as bad as my buddy Brevitt.

Brevitt! said...

I like the analogy to dueling swords - wicked funny!

I sometimes think the MBTA acts mentally challenged on purpose - why else would this agency be this ass-backwards?

Maybe Mumbles should focus time on your bus issues or my Intergalatic Multipass problems more than the Guardian Angels.

Anonymous said...

Just to set the record straight, the MBTA is a STATE agency. It's not run by the city.

Sorry, but you can't blame the guy for EVERYTHING.