Recent Rants

Happy Friday! The fact that the week is almost over and we may have a boat in the water sometime this sunny weekend is definitely NOT a rant! I am very excited to catch up on life, on work, and on sunshine over the next few days!

I actually started this post last week while on my first BoltBus. What I had hoped would be a pleasant and cheap trip to Newark, NJ to then take a train to my family turned into somewhat of a nightmare (Almost two hours late and an incessant beeping noise for six hours because the engine was overheating, nice!).

I certainly tweet my fair share of gripes, especially when it comes to transport, but since it’s been awhile since my last post on such a topic, I thought it would be fun for a Friday. Here are a few annoyances of late.

 

Food on public transportation – I thought it was a no-brainer, but there are certain foods that just don’t belong on planes, trains, or shared automobiles. These include fish, eggs, and really anything that leaves a tons of crumbs or mess. Am I wrong? The girl next to me on the bus pulled out a giant container of meat and rice, and every time the bus hit a bump, rice went flying everywhere. It was really appetizing.

Music on public transportation – Traveling to an office part time again has me back on the good old MBTA, and I am remembering the many things I can’t stand about the system. One is definitely people with iPods so loud that they drown out my own music. How do these people still hear anything?! Yesterday I could hear every (profane) word from the music of a woman at the other end of the car. Turn it down, kids.

Air conditioning – When we were having our condo built, central air conditioning was a must. I love it on hot summer nights when getting to sleep otherwise would be difficult. I do appreciate it, I really do. But why does every office and store have to go to the extreme the second the outside temperatures go above 70? Working in freezing conditions does not keep me awake; quite the opposite, it makes me feel like it’s bed time. It also makes me hungry. This summer, offices of America, let’s save some energy and let us ladies wear actual seasonal attire; “cool it” with the ac!

Tourists – I know they are good for the city, and I love people to love our great hometown, but can they step out of the way while some of us are sprinting to meetings? A Silver Line for tourists might be a good start.

NeighborsMine have been pretty quiet over the past few weeks, but there is literally an overflowing bucket of empty packs of Camel Lights on our porch. Gross. And I can’t remember if I told you about the vomit on the porch incident? Summer with the neighbors might be a post in itself. . .

In short, people need to step it up and realize they’re not the only ones on the planet.

Be sure to share one (or more!) of your recent rants in the comments. And then go and enjoy a beautiful weekend!

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  1. Erica @ In and Around Town’s avatar

    People do some gross things on the T, but food choices and loud music (sometimes they don’t even use ear phones) are the WORST!

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  2. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

    People are the worst in public settings. I will never understand the loud music thing.

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  3. melissanibbles’s avatar

    I don’t mind the loud music. I’m nosy and always wonder what people are listening to so it doesn’t bother me.

    Oh and this guy has been on the red line all week so… http://i.imgur.com/2RyPr.jpg

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  4. Renee’s avatar

    People eat the weirdest things on trains like cous cous! Seen eaten on the very crowded red line line.

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  5. Megan’s avatar

    I had so many more rants when I was taking the T regularly. Now that we drive every day I just get annoyed at how stupid people are and how they don’t understand basic traffic rules.

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  6. Molly Galler’s avatar

    Totally agree about food on public transportation. Those smells can ruin the entire trip! The image of little rice grains flying around your Bolt Bus did make me laugh, however.

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