Saturday, February 16, 2008

There's never a dull moment, really.

I was busking at Park Street, Red Line. The busker's spot is on the center platform; there's a platform on either side of the tracks as well (in case anyone's reading this who is unfamiliar with the station).

On the Ashmont/Braintree platform, a man was pacing around, talking to nobody I could see, becoming somewhat agitated. This is not an unusual occurrence. Although it's difficult to hear that far, I got the impression that he was becoming impatient for his train.

So then he went over and hit the emergency call box that is a direct line to the T police. I heard the dispatcher answer, and the dialogue went a little something like this:

Guy: When will the next train to Ashmont be at Park Street?
Dispatcher: (answer, suggestion that this was not really an emergency)

Then the train came.

So there we have it; proof that even a god can't make the MBTA run on time.


Saw Lady said...

That's a good one!
And thank you for explaining how the space is at that station for the benefit of readers like me!

All the best,

Saw Lady (NYC subway busker)

Molly said...

I'm so pleased people are still reading despite my extremely sporadic updates!