In a weekly series on WZLX.com, we examine the many crazy things we see on the MBTA all the time – and the life lessons we take from it.
Another week, another seven days filled with annoyance, disgust and frustration with the MBTA.
Our favorite public transportation service we love to hate didn’t offer up much news in the past seven days, although a man accused of sexual assault at Haymarket is set to be charged. So, that’s good, we guess?
Nothing we learn from the T every week is shocking anymore. But riders continue to roll out gems on Twitter that still have us learning new things every day. Here’s the best of what we learned last week.
You don’t need to actually ride the T to fall victim to them.
Dana (@dgobs23) January 16, 2013
Nobody who makes the train early is ever busy with anything.
Jason Parent (@JJParent) January 14, 2013
The T’s air ventilation system has only two settings: blazing hot and freezing cold.
The #MBTA could probably save money if it didn't blast heat when it is 50 out.—
Brian McQuaid (@brianmcq22) January 14, 2013
That time the T closed the doors on you at the exact last moment? That was a cold, calculated move.
Toni Ann Booras (@toneeesss) January 15, 2013
Jasmine Mao (@jasminemao) January 16, 2013
The T doesn’t want you to be late for work. It just wants to give you less time to work so you work harder.
Red line you are killing me with these delays. I actually do want to go to work today. #mbta—
Elizabeth Caffrey (@ecaffrey) January 15, 2013
it's alright @mbta it's not like I need to get on any of these trains or anything....... not like a have a job to get to—
megan keiko (@megankeiko) January 15, 2013
There is a direct correlation between how urgently I need to get somewhere and how slowly the Red Line is running. #MBTA—
Thomas Stack (@T_Stack_) January 15, 2013
Sharon Lee Joseph (@letsgomurphys) January 16, 2013
The T just misplaces cars sometimes, kind of like how we lose our car keys.
This train is hideously overcrowded. "We're short on cars" - how? It's a freakin' train! Did you lose them!? #mbta—
Jackron (@Jackron312) January 15, 2013
The MBTA only deals in extremes.
Ashmont line, speakers on train either blaring or inaudible. Why no in between #mbta?—
Erica Mattison (@ehmattison) January 17, 2013
We now know why the T gets in accidents sometimes…
DeeJay Grizz (@qramz) January 17, 2013
The T is public transportation, but for whatever reason smells like a public restroom.
Why does public transportation always smell like urine and unwashed butt? Its called BLEACH, #MBTA, please use it once in awhile!—
Shawna Dias (@BucketHugger) January 17, 2013
Suz Mac (@suzmac1981) January 16, 2013
It comes with the territory for the T to brush up against crime every now and then.
Karissa (@RedLineRain) January 18, 2013
Weather unbearably cold? Blame the T.
Legit walked all the way home and now im frostbitten like if the mbta had a face i would punch it—
Chrissy Wells (@heeychiggah) January 19, 2013