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(Boston Herald)   Illegally parked bus driver tries to escape parking ticket, takes out four vehicles and one meter maid, offers nice pose for photographer   (bostonherald.com) divider line 70
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2012-08-09 08:47:55 PM
She's a horrible bus driver but a promising Death Race contestant.
 
2012-08-09 09:05:07 PM
She could teach that guy in the Ferrari a thing or two.
 
2012-08-09 09:31:09 PM

jaylectricity: She could teach that guy in the Ferrari a thing or two.


Yeah, except the doucheknob in the Ferrari is just going to wind up with a story to tell his friends, the bus driver is out a career.
 
2012-08-09 09:32:58 PM

Krieghund: jaylectricity: She could teach that guy in the Ferrari a thing or two.

Yeah, except the doucheknob in the Ferrari is just going to wind up with a story to tell his friends, the bus driver is out a career.


And rightly farking so. What the hell is WRONG with people?!
 
2012-08-09 09:41:35 PM
Yep, this is the Boston I know and love.
 
2012-08-09 09:46:13 PM
What does it mean, "exact change"?
 
2012-08-09 09:49:32 PM
"Well, people kept ringing the bell!"
 
2012-08-09 10:00:14 PM
I'd hit it. The girl's got spunk. I love spunk.
 
2012-08-09 10:07:14 PM
That picture has PMS written all over it.
 
2012-08-09 10:38:15 PM

mikemoto: I love spunk.


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2012-08-10 12:16:57 AM

mikemoto: I love spunk.


img.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-10 12:17:26 AM
I don't get it... Why was the BUS being ticketed?

Okay, so it looks like it was getting ticketed for parking on the right hand side on a street with no parking on the right hand side. You know, where the BUS STOP would be located.

We could have had more fun with an anti-parking ticket lady thread if she'd taken the ticket and led to an article about "Bus driver fined for stopping at bus stop."

Okay, someone would have needed to come up with a better headline, but my point it she was provoked and handled it wrong.
 
2012-08-10 12:18:51 AM
Tinlin said when the supervisor first approached the bus driver she was standing up on the vehicle eating what appeared to be a bagel.

Why do we need to know this?
 
2012-08-10 12:19:51 AM
It's so cold in the T.
 
2012-08-10 12:20:35 AM

mikemoto: I'd hit it. The girl's got spunk. I love spunk.


Lougrant.jpg
 
2012-08-10 12:23:19 AM
I've had an MBTA driver drive right by my stop and tell me to get off at the next one, I had another tell me I was waiting for the bus in the wrong spot even though I stood right under the bus sign. The T workers in the subway aren't much better. For some people having a nice union job with great pay and benefits, you'd think T workers would be more happier and pleasant.
 
zeg
2012-08-10 12:25:54 AM

wildcardjack: I don't get it... Why was the BUS being ticketed?

Okay, so it looks like it was getting ticketed for parking on the right hand side on a street with no parking on the right hand side. You know, where the BUS STOP would be located.

We could have had more fun with an anti-parking ticket lady thread if she'd taken the ticket and led to an article about "Bus driver fined for stopping at bus stop."

Okay, someone would have needed to come up with a better headline, but my point it she was provoked and handled it wrong.


Gyrfalcon: Tinlin said when the supervisor first approached the bus driver she was standing up on the vehicle eating what appeared to be a bagel.

Why do we need to know this?


Asked and answered, and then asked again...

The bus was parked while the driver took a break, apparently eating what appeared to be a bagel. (Ok, we didn't need to know that what she was eating appeared to be a bagel, just that she was not driving at the time; the bagel does give a sense of the scene I guess.)

Even a bus can't just stop anywhere, and the meter maid gave the driver a couple chances to move along which were ignored. I don't see giving a ticket in that situation as "provocation," and certainly acting with a wanton disregard for human life is more than just "handl[ing] it wrong."
 
2012-08-10 12:27:18 AM

skinink: I've had an MBTA driver drive right by my stop and tell me to get off at the next one, I had another tell me I was waiting for the bus in the wrong spot even though I stood right under the bus sign. The T workers in the subway aren't much better. For some people having a nice union job with great pay and benefits, you'd think T workers would be more happier and pleasant.


Being union means never having to pretend you care about your work.
 
2012-08-10 12:31:23 AM

JohnAnnArbor: Being union means never having to pretend you care about your work.


Because being in the union means you're exactly like everyone else in every other union, despite that union's location or field of work.
Sorry, John, don't see it. Maybe you were just scared by a union while a child.
 
2012-08-10 12:31:38 AM

zeg: wildcardjack: I don't get it... Why was the BUS being ticketed?

Okay, so it looks like it was getting ticketed for parking on the right hand side on a street with no parking on the right hand side. You know, where the BUS STOP would be located.

We could have had more fun with an anti-parking ticket lady thread if she'd taken the ticket and led to an article about "Bus driver fined for stopping at bus stop."

Okay, someone would have needed to come up with a better headline, but my point it she was provoked and handled it wrong.

Gyrfalcon: Tinlin said when the supervisor first approached the bus driver she was standing up on the vehicle eating what appeared to be a bagel.

Why do we need to know this?

Asked and answered, and then asked again...

The bus was parked while the driver took a break, apparently eating what appeared to be a bagel. (Ok, we didn't need to know that what she was eating appeared to be a bagel, just that she was not driving at the time; the bagel does give a sense of the scene I guess.)

Even a bus can't just stop anywhere, and the meter maid gave the driver a couple chances to move along which were ignored. I don't see giving a ticket in that situation as "provocation," and certainly acting with a wanton disregard for human life is more than just "handl[ing] it wrong."


I was just asking about the bagel. And specifically the language of the sentence: "eating what appeared to be a bagel." Who cares, first of all, and secondly, is this some kind of journalistic obfuscation to avoid lawsuits if it turned out it was a donut?
 
2012-08-10 12:32:21 AM

Gyrfalcon: Tinlin said when the supervisor first approached the bus driver she was standing up on the vehicle eating what appeared to be a bagel.

Why do we need to know this?


I believe it's a derivative of the Twinkie defense

/the bagel bail
 
2012-08-10 12:34:04 AM

zeg: Asked and answered, and then asked again...

The bus was parked while the driver took a break, apparently eating what appeared to be a bagel. (Ok, we didn't need to know that what she was eating appeared to be a bagel, just that she was not driving at the time; the bagel does give a sense of the scene I guess.)

Even a bus can't just stop anywhere, and the meter maid gave the driver a couple chances to move along which were ignored. I don't see giving a ticket in that situation as "provocation," and certainly acting with a wanton disregard for human life is more than just "handl[ing] it wrong."


Since when did bus drivers park buses in the street and go for bagels. Although I could see one stopping next to a street vendor and open the door. That would have been good for an episode of Seinfeld. Perhaps How I Met Your Mother could do it.

I don't know how public transit works. I live near Dallas. Public transport is for poor people and people lucky enough to work next to a bus stop. You still need a car to get to the bus, especially when it's 104F in the shade.
 
2012-08-10 12:40:02 AM
There they go, blocking the way again. Doorways, hallways, parking lots, and now straight up just parking a bus in the middle of the road for a snack break.
 
2012-08-10 12:42:00 AM
Why the Fark do they have three(3) Traffic enforcement agents in one minivan? I'm not saying Ms. I Gonna eat Ma Bagel is in the right. I'm just askin' why aren't they maximizing the city"s profit by being in three(3) places at once?
 
2012-08-10 12:42:51 AM
Lataria? You could have just stopped right there.
 
2012-08-10 12:44:58 AM
Correction here. Latara-nicia would have been even better.
 
2012-08-10 12:47:44 AM
The T has been whackier than usual lately. There hasn't been a gate agent at Sullivan Square in days (and the T doesn't know where the person is --- I'm considering filling out a missing person's report, but I don't really know what he/she looks like). The Red Line has been an absolute mess, and even the bus drivers are complaining that there are too many "skipped routes" (where buses just simply don't run - something the T INSISTS never happens).

Of course on a "regular" day something like 20% of the workforce calls in sick - it jumps to 30% on days with inclement weather (esp. in winter).

But hey - there was just a 20%+ fare increase so things will working better well - never!
 
2012-08-10 12:49:35 AM
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2012-08-10 12:51:26 AM
Ahhh Boston. If we couldn't drive angry then we likely wouldn't drive at all.
 
2012-08-10 01:01:53 AM

Skarekrough: Ahhh Boston. If we couldn't drive angry then we likely wouldn't drive at all.


I know that one anecdote != truth but... I've driven in Boston 4 or 5 times when traveling for work, and even in rush hour I found it refreshing how people seemed to actually adhere to the small courtesies of driving like the "zipper" method of merging. Yes, they drove fast, but I'm okay with that. At least they weren't trying to run me into a guard rail. People where I live get on the interstate, make a beeline for the far left lane and camp there at 5 miles under the speed limit. I hate drivers here.
 
2012-08-10 01:02:28 AM
10 years on the unionized job? Sounds about right for an entitled bagel chow-down and jibbajabba with another municipal worker..

When I was poor and in college I rode the bus, and I saw drivers stop and get off the bus to go get a coffee or a slurpee many times. You could report it but nothing would ever happen thanks to the union. I reported a driver for excessively speeding away from a stop before an elderly woman had sat down (she was flung into the first row of seats and dropped her grocery bag), and then yelling at her to sit down and for everyone else to shut up when other passengers shouted at him to get his attention. The driver wasn't even taken off the route. Unions.

/bless them for protecting workers rights
//damn them for protecting the evil and stupid
 
2012-08-10 01:05:25 AM
i.qkme.me
 
2012-08-10 01:11:08 AM
Good luck replacing that $62,000 a year job. I'm a professional and I barely make that.
 
2012-08-10 01:20:35 AM
So, 2 "civil" servants decided to have a coont off in the middle of the street and one (the Irish) had a parking ticket book and one (the African) had a bus and the one with the bus won. Really the only happy ending would have been if they'd gathered all the municipal parasites I mean union scum I mean employees from the police department to the transit workers to the sewer workers and had a battle royale where they just nuke the island, from orbit, because it'd the only way to be sure.
 
2012-08-10 01:27:09 AM
So a city employee ticketed a city employee. Wonderful. So the city gets to pay itself then?

I know in Chicago the violations against CTA drivers are paid for by the CTA. So farked up.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/03/10/cta-has-paid-more-than-300k-fo r -bus-drivers-who-blow-through-red-lights/
 
2012-08-10 01:27:54 AM

StoPPeRmobile:


Good thing I don't know who the fark he is or what he sounds like...
 
2012-08-10 01:28:34 AM

ThisIsntMe: Why the Fark do they have three(3) Traffic enforcement agents in one minivan? I'm not saying Ms. I Gonna eat Ma Bagel is in the right. I'm just askin' why aren't they maximizing the city"s profit by being in three(3) places at once?


The one that got hit is a supervisor. She's taking her workers to the area they are designated to work. When their shift is over, the same van comes to pick them up. Then the supervisor cruises around in the van in case her people need assistance.
 
2012-08-10 01:29:31 AM

TOSViolation: StoPPeRmobile:

Good thing I don't know who the fark he is or what he sounds like...


Wasn't meant for you.
 
2012-08-10 01:44:23 AM
Did the bagel have scrimps on it?
 
2012-08-10 01:50:58 AM
I read that as Latrinea
 
2012-08-10 02:10:23 AM
When the supervisor began writing the ticket, Tinlin said the bus driver "poked her head out the window and said, 'I'll move, I'll move,' but the ticket was already being written. She backed the bus up on Commonwealth Avenue and drove around the enforcement van."

The supervisor, he said, was prepared to mail the T driver a "driveaway" ticket, but when she caught up to her traffic, decided instead to seize the moment.

"They were both stopped at the same red light," he said.

When she got out of her van to put the ticket on the windshield, she was hit, he said.
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So basically, the parking enforcement officer was in the wrong for not following protocol and for getting out of her vehicle at a red light and wonders why she got run over?
 
2012-08-10 03:41:30 AM

IamCeilingCat: When the supervisor began writing the ticket, Tinlin said the bus driver "poked her head out the window and said, 'I'll move, I'll move,' but the ticket was already being written. She backed the bus up on Commonwealth Avenue and drove around the enforcement van."

The supervisor, he said, was prepared to mail the T driver a "driveaway" ticket, but when she caught up to her traffic, decided instead to seize the moment.

"They were both stopped at the same red light," he said.

When she got out of her van to put the ticket on the windshield, she was hit, he said.
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So basically, the parking enforcement officer was in the wrong for not following protocol and for getting out of her vehicle at a red light and wonders why she got run over?


Hero. Putting her life on the line in the name of justice and Freedom (tm).
 
2012-08-10 03:55:05 AM
I read that as Lotteria.
 
2012-08-10 04:35:39 AM

IamCeilingCat: When the supervisor began writing the ticket, Tinlin said the bus driver "poked her head out the window and said, 'I'll move, I'll move,' but the ticket was already being written. She backed the bus up on Commonwealth Avenue and drove around the enforcement van."

The supervisor, he said, was prepared to mail the T driver a "driveaway" ticket, but when she caught up to her traffic, decided instead to seize the moment.

"They were both stopped at the same red light," he said.

When she got out of her van to put the ticket on the windshield, she was hit, he said.
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So basically, the parking enforcement officer was in the wrong for not following protocol and for getting out of her vehicle at a red light and wonders why she got run over?


Both of them were dumb. The bus driver is dumber for speeding away and hitting not just the supervisor, but three other unrelated cars.

Anyone know if the bagel survived?
 
2012-08-10 05:01:44 AM
The driver caught on to the money siphoning scam and was going to have no part of it.
The Stellar Employee knew full well 51% of the money collected was being deposited into
her off shore account. Over 22 years, and thousands of tickets, she was ready to live the high life.
Thankfully, one true American hero was willing to put her bagel in jeopardy.

Today, we salute that woman.

*music plays*

/cut scene.
 
Skr
2012-08-10 05:30:54 AM
A dog as my witness I thought her name was Latrina at first glance (not that Lataria sounds more sanitary.)
And for some reason I didn't think twice about the name until I read again later.


www.wearysloth.com
 
2012-08-10 06:01:32 AM

IamCeilingCat: When the supervisor began writing the ticket, Tinlin said the bus driver "poked her head out the window and said, 'I'll move, I'll move,' but the ticket was already being written. She backed the bus up on Commonwealth Avenue and drove around the enforcement van."

The supervisor, he said, was prepared to mail the T driver a "driveaway" ticket, but when she caught up to her traffic, decided instead to seize the moment.

"They were both stopped at the same red light," he said.

When she got out of her van to put the ticket on the windshield, she was hit, he said.
---------------------------
So basically, the parking enforcement officer was in the wrong for not following protocol and for getting out of her vehicle at a red light and wonders why she got run over?


Basically this.
The "Stellar employee" loves her job way to much and fancies herself a cop.
She needed to write a BUS a ticket... the "ticket was already being written" line is a nice touch :
 
2012-08-10 06:54:22 AM
"All because she was doing her job," Tinlin said.

www.wearysloth.com

Now where have I heard that line before?
 
2012-08-10 07:15:07 AM
Sassy black women are my favorite sitcom cliche'!

I also think "Civil Servant Death Match would be a good show.
 
2012-08-10 07:54:23 AM
So the city can effectively ticket itself?
 
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