The crazies are out in full force today.
First up, space invaders unsuccessfully attempted to bomb several bridges in Boston but did manage to disrupt traffic and subway service throughout the city.
I was on my way to class the other night on the usual overly crowded B-line sandwiched between two male strangers (that’s what I like to refer to as a “Manwich”) when I noticed one of them was acting a little odd.
At first glance, this guy seemed fairly average. He was about 5’9″ or so, probably in his mid-twenties, well-dressed (nice pants and nice shoes), and decent-looking. Except for his coat. It was a cross between a military style coat and a parka. There’s something about a guy, who is not a resident of an Arctic state, province, or country, wearing a fur-trimmed hoodie that just rubs me the wrong way. I don’t know why. It just isn’t right.
Dear MBTA Powers-That-Be,
I regret to inform you that 2006 was not a banner year for your transportation services. Subway trains were consistently behind schedule or non-existent and the commuter rails were nothing more than oversized ovens on wheels during the summertime and subzero meatlockers the rest of the year.
And I won’t even go into the whole “Charlie Card” debacle.
Since you are raising the cost of my monthly pass by $40, I have a few suggestions on how to spend that extra cash by improving services in the coming year: