6/12/2007

MBTA Lessons Learned

Bus Departure Time: 7:02
Bus Arrival Time: 7:17
T Departure Time: 7:20
T Arrival Time: 7:41
Weather as I call it: Partly cloudy but warm - 60s
Level of commute annoyance (scale of 1 to 10): 2
Feared for my life: Nope

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Ok, let's start with the ugly:

Not sure what it was, but there was a splattered meaty mass in front of the bench at the bus stop. It could have been puke, dog food, or puked up dog food. So, I bent down and took a taste.....I was wrong, it was cat food.

Gotcha.

It was weird though...one doesn't see that kind of a mess everyday. The woman who was standing at the stop before me didn't acknowledge it. Maybe she was the cause?

I got on the second bus after waving off the first one. Let me type it out so you can read it: The second bus driver runs a tight ship!

"No Canadian coins!" she yelled as a passenger tried to pass a 25 cent piece with a Caribou on it.

Tsk tsk!

"Wait for the green light!" she exclaimed as another passenger attempted to scan her Charlie Card before the reader had reset.

My goodness, the insolence!!

The Orange Line was grand as ever. Another rule of the T is for passengers on the platform to wait for all passengers to exit the train before stepping onto it. I saw an older woman "heisman trophy" a guy this morning so she could get off at Sullivan Sq. before he walked on. She sorta patted him on the chest after the stiff arm. He smiled a bit, and bowed his head in repentance.

He knew the rule.

3 comments:

Jeff said...

If the collective citizens of a society do not allow people off their public transportation before getting on then the society has ceased to be civilized and will fall into disrepute.

maria said...

You tasted an unknown meaty mess in front of a bus stop bench?!?!

Anonymous said...

I think he was joking hence the "Gotcha".