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Why I hate the subway

 
 
Linkat
 
Reply Thu 13 Sep, 2012 09:59 am
It took me almost 2 hours to get to work to today. I left at 6am as I have a school function and need to leave a little early today. Leaving so early you would expect I would get in quicker. But no. Now granted part was the drive - there was an accident.

But the other part was the damn subway - delays due to a police investigation the loud speaker blares while we sit not moving, just sitting.

And I read at lunch today - the following:

"Shirtless man causes delays" - what the ??? And this is all the detail I get -

"A shirtless man walking on the inbound tracks between the Red Line’s Andrew and Broadway stations disrupted the morning commute, said MBTA spokesman Joseph Pesaturo.

The suspect was seen on the tracks just before 7 a.m., and trains were delayed more than 20 minutes while police investigated the incident, he said in an e-mail.

“He left before he could be detained,” Pesaturo said.

MBTA surveillance video showed the man walking along the platform, then letting himself into the train pit and determinedly striding along the railroad ties. "

I tell it is full of low lifes.

 
Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 13 Sep, 2012 11:17 am
@Linkat,
and other reason...

http://multimedia.heraldinteractive.com/images/20120911/38217f_091112mbta.jpg

T police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a man they say exposed himself to a woman on a Red Line train
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 13 Sep, 2012 11:52 am
@Linkat,

can you take a bus instead?

they seem to be safer, cleaner, ect.
of course, they're also at the mercy of bahstin traffic, which as you know ain't no picnic either...
Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 13 Sep, 2012 12:33 pm
@Region Philbis,
There is a really nice commuter bus actually that I could take. The issue though is its limiting hours. Last bus leaves at 6:20 or something like that. It greatly limits me at work.

The regular T bus' are 10 times worse than the subway and brings even worse unsavory characters.

On the positive side - the subway is amusing.
Roberta
 
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Reply Thu 13 Sep, 2012 12:33 pm
Torii
 
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Reply Thu 13 Sep, 2012 12:34 pm
@Linkat,
What about biking? My app is 2 miles away from the Uni so I bike every day to school winter or summer.

The bus is the faster and the cleaner option if you have to switch trains, which consumes time.

If I had the money though, I'd just stick with a car, as it's the fastest. If I had a car right now, the garage parking fee will put a chasmal pit inside me wallet.
Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 13 Sep, 2012 12:35 pm
@Linkat,
http://multimedia.heraldinteractive.com/images/20120913/e97fc1_0913112mbta.jpg

For your amusement - this is what caused the delay....
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Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 13 Sep, 2012 12:45 pm
@Torii,
It is probably about 25 miles from home to office so really a bike is not an option. I also don't like the idea of arriving to work hot and sweaty during the summer and the idea of riding a bike in the snow in the winter isn't very appealing either. Often times I need to wear a suit when visiting my client so that ain't ideal bike riding clothes.

I'd opt for the car if parking was any where near affordable - my previous job I used to get subsidiazed parking so I would drive - this job I get free parking at one of the offices, but you need to take the subway from there.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 13 Sep, 2012 12:46 pm
@Roberta,
unfortunately I can't view youtube from here - have to look later.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jan, 2013 11:42 am
One of my biggest two complaints about my subway commute:
http://thedoghousediaries.com/comics/uncategorized/2011-11-09.png
http://thedoghousediaries.com/3220

My other complaint? When there are only two people on an entire train babbling away and they WON'T SHUT UP! Especially in the morning. Why can't they just figure out that silence is golden and NO ONE wants to hear them babble on!
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 10 Apr, 2013 12:10 pm
A solid article on the archetypical villains one will meet underground while utilizing any given city's subway system:
15 People You Can’t Miss on the NYC Subway
http://www.vimbly.com/blog/15-people-you-cant-miss-on-the-nyc-subway/
Ice Demon
 
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Reply Wed 10 Apr, 2013 12:24 pm
@tsarstepan,
They forgot the sleepers. I don't want no stinking bobbing bum harassing me shoulder.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 10 Apr, 2013 12:56 pm
@Ice Demon,
They also forgot the "in-and-outers". People who can't decide if they getting on or off the train as they keep weaving in and out indecisively of the doorway for a dozen or so attempts. It also describes the idiots who were already on the train when they arrive at a given station but insist on standing in the doorway looking longingly at ... whatever they're looking at ... instead of getting out of the doorway and causing the conductor a bit of hesitation because he can't close the doors with an idiot just standing there.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 25 Apr, 2013 07:53 am
Also, The Subway Train Is Not Your Hair Salon
http://gothamist.com/2013/04/24/subway_salon.php
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 15 May, 2013 10:28 am
@tsarstepan,
7 Deadliest Etiquette Sins To Commit On The Subway
http://gothamist.com/2013/05/15/etiquette_week_subway.php#photo-1
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 6 Jun, 2013 01:21 pm
Finally, a goofy, funny tribute to the G train, in song
http://brokelyn.com/finally-a-tribute-to-the-g-train-in-song/
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jan, 2014 07:40 am
@tsarstepan,
Now let's go the opposite direction and salute those commuting citizens who actually get it right!
The 26 best people on the subway
http://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/new-york/the-best-people-on-the-ny-subway-thrillist-new-york
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jan, 2014 02:53 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

They also forgot the "in-and-outers". People who can't decide if they getting on or off the train as they keep weaving in and out indecisively of the doorway for a dozen or so attempts. It also describes the idiots who were already on the train when they arrive at a given station but insist on standing in the doorway looking longingly at ... whatever they're looking at ... instead of getting out of the doorway and causing the conductor a bit of hesitation because he can't close the doors with an idiot just standing there.


You are describing a cat. My cat.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2014 08:55 am
I've just discovered a new reason to hate the subway.....

getting sneezed on. What kind of idiot sneezes directly on another person. No sorry nothing -- after feeling the sneeze I turn around and this idiot just pretends like nothing happened. I stared into the face of the offender and he just looks the other way.

Fortunately there are kind people as well -- a nice woman then hands over an antibact'l wipe.

I should have smacked the idiot in the head --
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2014 09:03 am
@Linkat,
((gag)) Ewwww! (((gag)))
 

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