Muffled Sound

Bus Departure Time: 6:58
Bus Arrival Time: 7:17
T Departure Time: 7:19
T Arrival Time: 7:44
Weather as I call it: Cloudy and in the 40s
Level of commute annoyance (scale of 1 to 10): 4
Feared for my life: No


We had a new bus driver (well, new to me) that decided she was going to lecture the school kids who didn't have Charlie Cards...or Student Passes...or anything else that is a better, easier, and/or faster payment method as compared to coins.

Although I agree with her that these cards are faster from a standpoint of collecting the fare (it stinks to be behind someone paying with coins when it's raining or snowing out and it delays your shelter from the storm) and cheaper for each ride (60 cents compared to 75 cents), these cards still need to be 'recharged' on a monthly basis...and if it is out of the way to go to the T station and get them recharged with money then maybe it's worth paying an extra 15 cents a ride. I don't know...in any case, we spent 4 minutes at a stop while the bus driver had conversations with everyone paying with coins. When it started to delay my ride, that's when I got annoyed.

The T ride was better...the announcer's voice was hard to make out due to faulty equipment...made her sound like Charlie Brown's teacher.

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