In a brand-new weekly series on Mix1041.com, we examine the many crazy things we see on the MBTA all the time – and the life lessons we take from it.
Riding on MBTA trains and buses always brings it big-time with the headaches and annoyances just about every rider has come to expect these days. And even then, the T sometimes manages to out-do itself. That’s the type of stuff we’ll look at with “Things We Learned From The T” every Monday here at Mix 104.1.
A bit of good news for the MBTA is their newly launched Commuter Rail ticket app, which seems to be a hit with smartphone users so far.
But more importantly, here’s the things we learned from the T last week…
The recent fare hikes by the MBTA must have been to clean up the rampant graffiti on the walls…
Um, I'm no economist, but won't fares go up if the MBTA must pay someone to work late removing marker? ;) http://t.co/lkJ5nWL3—
Stephany Daniel (@thenthehour) November 14, 2012
Dogs and cats aren’t the only pets worth taking for a ride on the T…
Yes, there is indeed a ferret on the t with me right now. instagr.am/p/R8A7z8FZ9V/—
Hallie MacDonald (@HallieMacPhoto) November 12, 2012
If you need someone to retrieve your smartphone after dropping it on the train tracks…Just ask.
Amy Derjue (@derjue) November 13, 2012
The MBTA typically fixes leaks by placing a bucket in the perfect spot.
The MBTA summed up in one photograph. Seriously the biggest "bucket" someone could find? http://t.co/k2fRybFP—
Ian Howland (@Ianscotthowland) November 14, 2012
The bearded lady is one circus freak that apparently enjoys riding the T…
O Tyler (@oTyler) November 15, 2012
Not only is Dr. No from the first James Bond movie still alive, he takes his rides on the MBTA like most of us regular folk…
Michelle (@tres_michelle) November 16, 2012
MBTA seats are underrated for comfort…If you’re passed out drunk at 10 in the morning.
(@BostonTPeople) November 16, 2012
The pigeon lady from “Home Alone 2″ has officially invaded North Station.
A.P. Blake (@BostonUrbEx) November 15, 2012
Bacon is the best way to start anyone’s day…Even if it’s just the aroma.
Today I'm that girl on the T that smells like bacon. You're welcome, everyone. #mbta—
Aprill Brandon (@AprillBrandon) November 12, 2012
And finally, hit up the T late at night to encounter these gems:
Steve Annear (@steveannear) November 13, 2012
Did you learn anything from the T this past week? Sound off in the comments.