A smelly start to 2009

It’s a very cold start to the new year. The homeless people have staked out their seats on the warm train.

I’m riding on the new “E” train into Queens. I just left a train car for another one because a homeless person had gotten on and he just stinked to high heaven. He was on one end if the train and I could smell him. I don’t know how people can put up with that smell.

One of the trains I passed up had a pool of vomit. Someone had a little too much to drink plus the jostling of the train. The are where there was vomit certainly smelled of vomit.


~ by thedailycommuter on Thursday, January 1, 2009.

2 Responses to “A smelly start to 2009”

  1. Hello again Daily Commuter,

    This is not the CityRail Horror Story I promised you but just another examble of Big Brother spewing out the BS down under.
    After adjusting the definition of ‘On Time’ to include 8 minutes late – hey presto “95 percent of our trains are on time, lets raise fares”, the state government down in in New South Wales, Australia has now redefined the “Crush Load” from 5% overcrowding to 15% overcrowding as an acceptable limit. Nevermind that I seen people topple down the stairs on our double decker trains in peak time like a row of skittles.

    Oh yes, and on top of this, fare increases across our third world network!!

    Hope your New Years was safe and enjoyable, DC.

    Till next time.

  2. Thanks for sharing. We, too, are facing fare increases plus cutting services! I just don’t understand how our MTA system has a budget deficit when we supposedly have increased ridership. I mean, NYC just seems to get more and more overcrowded everywhere I go, let alone the subways. We’re expecting to pay $3.00 each way but if you buy the monthly or pay-per ride, you’re paying less. The only time anyone is going to hand over $3.00 are tourists or if you happen to run out of money on your monthly pass. I wouldn’t be upset about paying the increased fare if I felt the system has improved and will improve.

    It was a safe New Years albeit a delayed one, thank you for inquiring. I hope yours was a good one.

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