Thursday, May 14, 2009

Brainless Twits

I'm beginning to believe that it is a requirement to be the recipient of a lobotomy in order to land a job at GO Transit.

Like a lot of people, I subscribe to their "service" (and I use that term loosely) where they will email you whenever there is a delay. Needless to say, this is a useless service.

Last night, I attempted to catch the 17:53 train home. At 18:17 (do the math), I received an email on my Blackberry:

The Union 17:53 - Oshawa 18:38 train trip is operating 15 minutes late due to earlier equipment issues.

15 minutes?
Add much?

This morning, at 10:28 (again, do the math), I received this:

The Union 10:13 - Oshawa 11:08 train trip is estimated to be delayed 10-15 minutes from Union due to earlier operational issues and an earlier police investigation.

Can these people even tell time? Or add? I know that I'm mathematically challenged, but even I can figure out that it's EXACTLY 15 minutes behind. Not 10 minutes or perhaps 12 or even possibly 14. Exactly 15 minutes.

Now, I admit, I'm not even on this train. But as a subscriber, I get all the emails, regardless of time. I'm willing to bet, though, that it's well beyond 15 minutes late.

And GO Transit wonders why everyone is pissed off at them.


Caresse said...

And Toronto's Mayor Miller thinks the GO train will be a viable alternative when he tears down the Gardiner. HA! World class city my left foot!!

devi said...

Sigh. I used to think anything was better than the TTC. Guess misery just loves company. On the up and up we get 2 crappy transit systems for the price of one?

septembermom said...

Those emails just seem to add to your commuting headaches! Sorry that you have to deal with them. It does make you wonder about the guys who send these incorrect notifications out.

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

I wish I could get that stuff for the roads around here. Even if the math is wrong... I'd take a warning "Rockville Road is traveling at 3 miles per hour... you will be sitting on your ass in traffic for hours" over actually having to sit there.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Not envious of this type of public transportation!!! ;0

Evil Twin's Wife said...

You'd think they'd be ashamed to send out things like that. Sheesh.

septembermom said...

Hi again, I left you an award on my blog today!