Pet peeves living in NYC and taking NYC Transit

Well I promised I was not going to gripe too much this year but living in NYC for 34 soon to be 35 years, riding NYC transit has been a huge part of my life and I do have a few pet peeves.

1) the raising of the fare – Now while I know everything and its mother goes up in price, this raising of the fare seems to go too far. It is getting to point where it seems they are raising like every 6 months yet we have to deal with closed stations, no attendants at certain stations, train traffic, constant fixing of lines, rush hour, late night 15 to 30 minutes waits for trains, police activity, sick passengers and no foreseeable improvement in times.

2) the musical chairs of train lines- let’s face over the last 10 years or so, MTA has played music chairs with most of the subway lines. If it not changing the route they take, its eliminating lines all together. So basically what they are saying to traveling public is ” Dont get used to your line cause we gonna change it anyway”

3) Rude ass passengers Please explain why people see a seat and proceed to squeeze in knowing full well they can’t fit and just want to make the ride uncomfortable for those around you and then when they sit, have to freaking fidget. If you gonna squeeze your ass in there, then stay still dammit. Don’t twiddle with your ipod, look for your phone or book or try to read a newspaper. If you wanted all those things, you should have them in your freaking hands already before you boarded and proceeded to sit on me.

3A) The run for the seat half way across the car passenger Why do you feel the need to kill yourselves and then when you feel like you won a freaking race no one was running with you, why do feel the need to look up at people around you. You already done disgusted half the car by making a bee line for a seat halfway across the car and probably pushed someone or stepped on someones toe to get there so keep your freaking head down and sit (trifling ass)

3b) Empty train car yet you need to be close to people passenger It seems humans have this innate ability to always be near other people, but if the train car is empty why to you need to park your ass near someone and for some odd reason, part of you ends up touching the person. Measure your ass and sit carefully. Is it really that hard

3c) Door guards that don’t move You all knows trains open on either side so move when people need to get one or off. Again, how hard is that?

3d) Close proximity people on platforms Again, I know platforms may get crowded, but if it is relativity empty why do you need stand in front of someone so you can get a seat. Go ahead and bum rush but realize people need to get off first.

4) Subway stations in need of repair why is it MTA does not seem to fix the stations that really need it. Example: Canal Street – Every station no matter the line, LEAKY and puddles of rust water and old water everywhere. This is why people make images of subways sinking in water.

These are only a few things but for those who read my blog feel free to list yours 🙂


Welcome 2011….. Welcome to the year of accomplishments

Well Well Well. Hello beautiful and fantastic 2011. You have come in with many people happy to see ya me included.  I began my change thought process during 2010 but 2011 , I am making sure it will be cemented. What is really working for me is that my mom has begun to realize and see her true self finally coming out and that makes me feel amazing. I want my mom to finally take care of herself.  I also made my vision board which is still on progress because I have to add my book being published and such on there. Right now, I have my new job I want , healthcare, IPAD, Tag heuer watch , where I want to travel and positive statements.  One of my best friends Kenisha created a group on Facebook called Pretty Girls with Pretty Wings 2011 based off two songs, One from Keri Hilson and the other from Maxwell. This group was created especially for african american women to help affirm ourselves and build each other up. This is what 2011 is going to be about Envision yourself where you want to be and how the universe will put everything in your way to make your dreams happen. Let us remember good people… you only get back what you put out so positivity all the way.