Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Like LAX With A Twist...

Anyone spending a considerable amount of time in LAX will hear overhead announcements that more-or-less (what?  it's been awhile since i've been there, since I try to avoid LAX like the plague...) sound like:

"Attention travelers, the Los Angeles International Airport does not authorize nor support anyone who asks you for money.  You are not obligated to give donations to anyone asking for money."

Meanwhile, here in New York City, I overheard in Penn Station:

"Attention MTA customers, panhandling on trains and platforms is illegal.  Do not support illegal activities.  If you wish to help out the less fortunate, the best way to do so is to give donations to local charities that support them.  Thank you."

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Geez, That's Helpful.

Last night on the bus home (which normally takes about 6 or 7 minutes for those of you who've never visited me), the bus, which normally pulls out of the ferry terminal and turns left, made a right turn.

Okay, so any minute the driver is going to make an announcement.

Annnny minute now...

Annnnnnny minute...

Finally, a passenger asked the bus driver where we were going, to which she replied "well, duh, we're taking a detour."