Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Elitist Jason slumming it on the T, Part 1


When I ride the T, I am reminded of why I don't mind the hassles of owning and driving a car in the city.

I am fortunate enough to have a free parking spot at my office in Kenmore Square, so I take advantage of that every work day, when I'm in town. My drive from Southie is about 15-23 minutes to work.

Today, I took the T. We have out-of-towners in the office this week, and I thought I would cede my parking spot to one of them, just in case we needed it.

So I did what I usually do when I take the T - which is drive to the Andrew T stop. It's a 15 minute walk from my home, I'm lazy, and I have a residential parking sticker that allows me to park on the streets surrounding the T stop. So why not save 30 minutes of roundtrip walking?

The actual T ride took about 35 minutes - cramped, stinky red line to not-as-cramped outbound Green line that stopped too often between T stops for unknown reasons.

I am thinking that if I rode the T more often than I do, I would have many more sicknesses and colds.

And...is it creepy to look (or stare) at people on the T? I swear, nobody makes eye contact. what a stoic morning journey!

5 comments:

FG18 said...

wuss:)

you cannot make eyecontact or else you might piss someone off and get stabbed...

tgic said...

I take the 9 bus every day. It's miserable. Must be nice to have a motor vehicle.

Jamen said...

You and chris are so odd. Suck it up and take the T. It's good for the environment. And get off your lazy ass and walk for a change.

Jason said...

There is a bilogical tradeoff because even though public transit is good for the environment, the terrible air quality on the T and in T stations is detrimental to my health, and therefore counteracts the environmental benefits.

FG18 said...

know what will make you feel good...listening to taylor hick's new song at my site....

and yeah, you should take the t.