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post #1336 of 1742
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I've not seen an escalator that tall in NY. London?

The Lexington Ave/53rd St escalators are pretty damn tall
post #1337 of 1742
Several years ago I was on the crowded train home and just one too many times I saw some goof eating his dinner in front of everyone. At that time I had a crew cut and looked pretty mean. I was also dead tired after a long day. I decided to get off at the next stop (long before my own stop) and took the gum out of my mouth. I tossed it into his dinner.
Then I said, 'See dummy, if you can use the train as your dining room, I can use your dinner tray as my trash can. You want anarchy? Follow me off the train and I'll give you some.' He just sat there. I don't think his brain had fully registered what I just did or said. I quickly scanned the other people around him. Smiles all around. He never got off the train to challenge me. Woe to the moron who behaves badly around me in public for I will deal with him or her and they are not going to like it.
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

Several years ago I was on the crowded train home and just one too many times I saw some goof eating his dinner in front of everyone. At that time I had a crew cut and looked pretty mean. I was also dead tired after a long day. I decided to get off at the next stop (long before my own stop) and took the gum out of my mouth. I tossed it into his dinner.
Then I said, 'See dummy, if you can use the train as your dining room, I can use your dinner tray as my trash can. You want anarchy? Follow me off the train and I'll give you some.' He just sat there. I don't think his brain had fully registered what I just did or said. I quickly scanned the other people around him. Smiles all around. He never got off the train to challenge me. Woe to the moron who behaves badly around me in public for I will deal with him or her and they are not going to like it.

And you wonder why you don't have a lot of facebook friends...

This is awesome, by the way.
post #1339 of 1742
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And you wonder why you don't have a lot of facebook friends...

This is awesome, by the way.

Thanks. . It's true I don't 'have' many Facebook 'friends' but that was by my own choosing. The problem was that too many people wanted my time and I just don't have it to spare. I have a very small circle of real life friends that I can see or talk with on the phone or on Facebook or Skype video chat if we can't be in the same room together. I wish I had more time for everyone.
About that incident on the train...I felt bad about my resolve that day, but I saw no other way to deal with that person. Today, I am re-training myself to lower my expectations of people.
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WTF a rat?

They made great companions if you have no human friends.
post #1341 of 1742
since yesterday morning, 3 of the 4 trips i've taken via MTA have been disasters. The one that wasn't was at 10 PM at night.
post #1342 of 1742
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

since yesterday morning, 3 of the 4 trips i've taken via MTA have been disasters. The one that wasn't was at 10 PM at night.

Sounds about par for the course.
post #1343 of 1742
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Republicans seems to like this Lhota fellow for the next NYC mayor. On paper he looks good, but the fact that the MTA blows a fat one I am hesitant to support the guy. He does have a sweet beard though.
post #1344 of 1742
I hear you. Running the MTA should be a black mark, not a qualification given how shitty it is most of the time. And he's been there, what, two years? Not like it's changed substantially in those two years.
post #1345 of 1742
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I do realize that the union is most likely a large part of the problem, but still some of the stupid decisions they have made boggle my mind.
post #1346 of 1742
Yeah... I almost feel bad for MTA commissioners--you're being set up to fail. But then I realize that at the end of the day, it's your job to make that shit run on time, and union or not, it's not. Had he maybe made a big fight out of it and lost, that'd be one thing. But so far it just seems like more of the same.

What did he even do? The fast track stuff, which can be good or bad depending, and opening up their scheduling and delay data for programmers (very smart move, but an intern could have told them that)... That's all I can think of.
post #1347 of 1742
he looks too much like foodguy. The problem is, foodguy is awesome company.
post #1348 of 1742
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What did he even do? The fast track stuff, which can be good or bad depending, and opening up their scheduling and delay data for programmers (very smart move, but an intern could have told them that)... That's all I can think of.

i belive he was only in the job for a few months, maybe a year or two. The train time tables at a bunch of stations are great.

the big thing he did? Hurricane Sandy. The MTA was a sterling example of "lets get this shit back together" compared to PATH.
post #1349 of 1742
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

i belive he was only in the job for a few months, maybe a year or two. The train time tables at a bunch of stations are great.

the big thing he did? Hurricane Sandy. The MTA was a sterling example of "lets get this shit back together" compared to PATH.

I will say that I was very impressed at how quickly they got those tunnels open--those things were flooded end to end and they were open again within a week. Impressive.

However, I was under the impression (will try to find the article) that it was one of his underlings that was running that show--though of course he will get at least some of that credit. *That* guy should be promoted.
post #1350 of 1742
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Time tables are good when they work and don't lie to you. I honestly never believe them anymore. It doesn't take much time riding the subway to realize that when the trains are fucked and there is a billion people on the platform they make them read 20 minutes + until the next train just so people get fed up and leave the platform. In reality, the next train is more likely to come in half the amount of time or less. They just lie to filter people out. Also, NQR at Union square they have never worked and just read the time.
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