Ok, so the 1 Train has totally sucked for….oooohhh…at least the last week.
Takes forever to come at the peak of rush hour. The person in charge of the line, or in charge of the dispatch tower must be on vacation this week. There must be a substitute in there. Why?
They’ve been using the “skip ahead to other stations” trick way too often. You know the drill…
You wait on the platform for at least 20 minutes or more. The over crowded train finally pulls in, and you knock over a few old ladies to get on the train. Meanwhile, 80% of the people waiting on the platform definitely did not make it onto this train, so you are even more thankful that you made it.
The train pulls away. It is packed so tight that you don’t even need to old on. You’re surrounded by puffy, down coats. If only there weren’t that subtle odor.
You arrive at the first stop since you got on board only to have the “English as a Second Language” door operator try to tell everyone that this local train is about to start running express. First of all, I’m not that sure they know how to use the intercom. It’s almost like having your grandmother talk into the wrong end of the phone. There’s a voice in there, but something just isn’t right.
Then, what you do hear is some sort of randomly organized words. But you do manage to detect the words “express” “nest stop” “one two five street”…not necessarily in that order.
I’m sure I’m not alone here.