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.
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.