Thursday, March 15, 2018

I can't even BEGIN to tell you how satisfied this made me feel

I was in a RIGHTEOUS mood this morning, after I slammed my fingers in my steel garage door on my way out to the car. I drove angry to the station (but obeyed all the traffic rules).

I hadn't been in the new Oshawa station yet and went in to ask a question about construction. I was AMAZED there wasn't a single piece of architectural detail that felt welcoming or engaging. I'm all about art, and art in public spaces - so that irritated me. YES I KNOW SOME OF YOU WANT WIFI, BUT I WANT ART.

While I was walking along the platform to go sit at the far east end of the 7:13 am train, y'all be pleased to know that much to the amusement of other passengers traversing the platform, I banged on the outside window of a coach I was walking past to get the attention of two footriders, startling the beejeezus outta them, and shouted, GET YOUR DAMN FEET OFF THE SEATS!

The CSA then made two announcements, one automated and one over the speaker in her own voice, because I think she heard me.

We be trollin'...


The Flynnigans said...

Right on! You go woman! I did the same with some kids during the day when I took the early train home on the Barrie line this week. Absolutely disgusting the lack of respect many people have for things that don't belong to them.

G said...

Keep fighting the good fight, CJ!

As for the new station, it's beautiful but definitely lacking in character. I also question the wisdom of such high ceilings since they're a fortune to heat and cool but hey, I'm sure they'll just jack up our fares again to make up for it.

Anonymous said...

You want something done you gotta do it yourself.

RonNasty said...

I think you should make an application to TLC to see if they'll give you a reality TV show. There are probably enough grants and tax breaks that it would cost them next to nothing to produce it, and they wouldn't have to hire any writers because you can't make this sh!t up!

Tal Hartsfeld said...

I'd be careful about "assaulting public transit property". There may be legal repercussions to such behaviors.

And I doubt there are any backlogged train station schematics designed by Frank Lloyd Wright laying around anywhere nearby GO Transit headquarters.

And most people do, indeed, want ephemeral, not cerebral.

Unknown said...

The high Atria ceiling at the new Oshawa station is an opportunity for hanging art, in my opinion. Either Tapestries, or maybe hanging mobiles.