Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Staff who are helpful.

My husband sent me this link with the suggestion that I stop complaining about rush hour on Manhattan's No. 1 line.

8 comments:

The Milkman said...

I'm actually much more impressed by the fact that the subway workers are wearing white gloves and spats.

Mark said...

If you ever visit Liverpool in the UK buddy, beware because that is just what its like here too :-)

Homer said...

That cannot be the least bit safe.

Stash said...

20+ years in NYC and I still have a love-hate relationship with the MTA.

The fact that fares are set to rise by $8 instead of $22 for a monthly MetroCard does little to assuage my feelings.

DavidWilton said...

Judging by that, New York and San Francisco are years and years, decades even, away from needing any upgrades or expansion. What we need are white-gloved personnel to cram us into the cars with quiet and respectful not to mention gentle force.

ewe said...

That would never go over well in this country. Can you imagine the physical altercations that would result if transit employees started putting their hands on us much less shoving us into the trains? TROUBLE. LAWSUITS.

DavidWilton said...

Nah, not lawsuits. But I can see fights breaking out. Especially where homophobes share cars with gay men and women but otherwise ignore each other. I once was witness to a possibly young gay man get pushed against a young thuggish type on a Muni bus. It was inadvertent and no big deal really. Yet the thug's homophobic verbal abuse was nasty and readily dispensed.

ewe said...

DavidWilton: That reminds me of a time when i was on the SF Muni subway train heading toward Castro St. during evening rushhour. There were two "black" girls sitting in the seats eyeing eveyone and talking in judgement and everyone just ignored them until one of them said as we approached the station, "look at all these F A G E TEES" The train erupted in laughter and they defined themselves so perfectly without anyone saying a word. Priceless.