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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Ew

People who use the toilet on the GO train but then don't close the door after they leave are the worst. No one wants to stare at a toilet during the train ride. And yes, I'll get up and close it.

Monday, November 14, 2022

Gee, I wish I could breathe that in for the whole train ride, said no one ever

The overindulgence of perfumes and colognes by passengers of GO Transit has reached nuclear levels. And we're still only at 50% passenger volume.

If I can smell you before I see you, that's really bad.

If your stink permeates the air long after you've traveled through a coach, you may want to reconsider your hygiene habits.

Forget what you see in movies. You don't spray the fragrance all over yourself. You only need to put a dab on your wrists, or maybe you don't need any of this for work? 

Let's try this again tomorrow.



Someone abandoned an entire Chinese take-out meal for four at Ajax GO Station

According to This Crazy Train reader Drew, this food sat in a stairwell in the parking garage for several days.

It's like something out of Chernobyl and the abandoned city of Pripyat in Ukraine.



Saturday, November 12, 2022

The pandemic gave me time to learn to bake

I started with bread like everyone else on the planet. Then I moved onto sweet breads, pastries, and bakery staples like buns and loaves. Lately I've been working to perfect donut making. Today I nailed it.
@ridethiscrazytrain #baking #donuts #doughnuts #hawaiian #eatallthefood #poursomesugaronme ♬ Pour Some Sugar On Me - Live - Def Leppard

My last GO train photo before the commute stopped for 26 months

Monday, March 16, 2020 was my last day at my office tower in downtown Toronto. 

The Thursday before, many companies told their employees who could work remotely to do so with the intention we'd all be back at work in two to three weeks in an effort to "flatten  the curve" due to COVID-19.

I went in that Monday morning to grab some files. As we left Ajax GO station it was about 8 am and my coach only had five people on it. I took a photo because it was surreal.


My first day back at the office was May 16, 2022.

A note about commenting

Hi there. Thanks for visiting. I suspect you wound up here from Twitter. Welcome!

For the time being, while I get back into this, comments will be moderated. I use a script I wrote to filter comments. Those that pass my parameters are posted. Those that don't, I get to later. 

In the past, this used to piss people off. Somethin' somethin' free speech. Sure. However, that's not true. There is no "free speech" on my blog. Just like I won't indulge in hate speech in my writing, I won't indulge it in comments.

Name-calling, fat shaming, invoking anything about the freedom convoy (are we STILL doing this?) and just being outright racist gets you instantly trashed. Also, this isn't court. Writing me an email to complain about your comment not being published and defending why it should be will be sent right to spam.

Truth be told, this doesn't happen a lot. I welcome all kinds of opinions and I encourage you to share them. 

 

Friday, November 11, 2022

It is time.

Sadly, my love affair with Twitter has come to an end. 

I know that so many people feel the same.

This is why I have decided to return to blogging about transit, specifically GO Transit.

If you're feeling lost about social media like I am (I don't have a facebook or instagram account) and although TikTok fills the void for needing something to mindlessly scroll through, it doesn't have that sense of community many of us felt we had established on Twitter and how we interacted with our followers.

I get it. I loved old Twitter. I will miss it. Kinda like how this person is probably going to miss this sandwich at lunchtime today.