So I normally leave the office around 4PM to catch the 4:35PM train back home. Today an email went out at 3:30PM saying some idiot, and I call him an idiot because anybody who chooses to off themselves on a public transit right of way – they should be rotting in hell for causing the commuters to have to jump through a couple of extra hoops to get home this evening. So I left at 3:35PM.
What it meant was that all Red Line trains between North Quincy (My stop to get to/from work) and JFK were being shut down and buses would replace service between North Quincy and JFK.
Now let me give credit where it is due – the MBTA did a bang up job getting a shit ton of buses over to North Quincy and getting people on them. It was amazing. I cannot picture say RIPTA doing something like this.
The bus went from North Quincy station to JFK station. That train back into Boston was mobbed. But I made it to the commuter train with 8 minutes to spare.
But I had to leave early to do it. So may the guy rot in hell, even though I don’t believe in hell. I mean how selfish can you be, to off yourself. And besides, the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one. Yeah, from Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan.