Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Aug 26, 2012.
we are not worthy of being given explanations, not even half-assed unsatisfactory ones.
the MTA, apparently, has the worst signals in the world.
I feel like smoke signals would be more effective than whatever junk they are using right now. They could even use all the refuse on the platforms and tracks to fuel them!
new smoke signals, new escalators.
"Signals" has been an excuse since I first moved here in 1993. So, apparently, they've known it's a major problem for at least 20 years, and throughout those 20 years, they've chosen to do nothing about it.
As to where the money goes, we know the answer: to pensions and benefits for people who "retire" at age 40.
I take the subway once every 4-6 weeks or so. Typically the green or the blue line. Always timely, clean, air conditioned etc. I take them from grand central, 53rd and lex, the west side. Whenever I bring the kids in from the burbs, I actually leave the car in upper manhattan and take the train downtown so the kids can experience the subways. Isn't that great?!
the subway is, IME, better than MN right now. Then again, 99% of my subway time is on the Lex line, non rush hour.
Perhaps in a few days when my latest rage at the MTA has subsided, I will be back to trying to focus more on the positives of this city, but right now, this Onion article describes me pretty accurately:
i do have to say, stepping outside into this weather was pretty spectacular.
One reason New York sucks: it is oversaturated with idiot 20-somethings who think they are entitled to a rewarding "experience" in their first job out of college. Said idiot 20-somethings are typically sociology or English majors, meaning that not only are they analytically useless, but also delusionally self-righteous and disdainful of the work they are overpaid to do.
If I sound particularly hateful, it is only because I was palpably reminded of the above just a moment ago.
The barista was a little slow with your latte?
i don't know where you get your analysts from.
Actually, my barista this morning was timely and proficient.
They are all from the Ivy League and Amherst/Swarthmore/Williams.
Analysts are like that at every investment bank, as far as I can tell. That's why you need to break them.
And life in America keeps on improving the more the same dozen schools keep dominating all the commanding heights. I mean, why do anything differently? Oh, wait, I do have one idea that would improve things, let's just restrict all the top slots to "HYPS". May as well close all the other schools. Whether or not to kill the graduates? Eh, optional.
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