Train Fault Day (Musing)
It’s the dreaded “train fault day”. Well the good thing is they aren’t saying that it is their trains’ fault today. Instead the messaging has been somewhat watered down to the usual automated voice message.
Voice: “if you are unable to board the train, please board the next train.”
Sounds like what most people would say 废话. But I can totally empathize with their unwillingness to say those two toxic words “train fault”. If well proven to be the case and if they were again unable to handle it, it would prove to be another costly episode.
Well we just have to suck our thumbs and wait.
Honestly, a 6 minute interval at rush hour is kind of unacceptable don’t you think? They could have at least display the 3 minutes train interval display and drag out those 3 minutes to 6 minutes and no one would have noticed.
These days with almost everyone glued to their mobile phones, it’s hardly a wonder if anyone bothers or care about the travel impasse. The bickering about whose fault is it seems to be a matter that is best left to the people who should be in the know of what is happening.
That said, it still doesn’t alleviate my problem. I still can’t get into crowded trains.
By crowded I mean everyone is reasonably comfortable with space enough to view their Korean drama on their phones. That’s our definition of crowded. We can’t compare with economies like Japan where crowded trains have a different meaning altogether.
Someone commented once saying, “if you can see the bus coming in India, it is probably not very crowded.” It might sound like a joke but the reality of crowded public transportation hasn’t arrived home for us.
Of course that’s no excuse for our transport operators to take us for granted.