Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Mister Forgetful

I guess I can't go a week without forgetting something.  This morning was a bit on the crazy side, and I couldn't get out in time for a full commute.  It would have been a great morning for it, though.

I forgot my laptop power cord, so in the interest of saving some battery life, I'm posting this from email.  No pics or tunage this morning.

Gas prices must really be hitting people hard.  The first L bus out of town this morning was standing-room-only.  Usually, the bus would qualify as "full" with most bench seats holding two people.  A few of the bigger people usually get their own bench.  The back seat -- usually seating three -- had four occupants, and no one got their own bench.  No one.  Two riders were forced to stand. I haven't counted the number of seats on the 40" buses, but I am almost certain there were more than 50 people on the bus this morning, compared with an average of perhaps 35 a few months ago.

3 comments:

Bryan said...

I think your description of the bus crowd is a sign of the times. With gas prices going the way they are more and more people will be turning to the buses. They're also turning to their bikes from what I can tell. I was sitting outside at the local Starbucks on Sunday and counted numerous people riding their bike. Most of these people were probably college age and you could tell from the bikes/clothes that they weren't out for group training rides.

MRMacrum said...

I wonder how quickly this nation can get our mass transit systems up to a level that will be able to handle the crunch that is obviously on the horizon.

Bryan said...

I'm not a betting man but if I was, I'd bet not quick enough.

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