Five things I won’t miss about using TransLink
Since moving to within walking distance of the Straight’s office, I’ve been relishing my TransLink-free daily commute. A 20-minute-long walk instead of wanting to bash someone over the head with my trusty umbrella? Yes please! And as a veteran of the SkyTrain and 99 B-Line route for many years, I’ve got my fair share of gripes with the transit authority and the people who use it. Here’s a short list of what I’m really, really not missing at the moment, in no particular order.
If I didn’t let my partner cut in front of me in the lineup for Marvel’s The Avengers, what chance do you think you have?
People who stand in the doorway
You know that if you don’t move out of the way, I’m going to shove you extra hard, right?
Your kid is not nearly fat enough to need that much space, trust me.
The state of patrons’ personal hygiene
Please, for the love of all that’s decent, learn how to use soap and deodorant. Also, perfume and cologne aren’t substitutes for a shower.
Periodic SkyTrain stoppages
Because leaves on the track are deadly serious, don’t you know.
Feel free to add your own gripes in in the comments section below.
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