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Old 08-15-2017, 03:05 PM
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MTA Employee perk: Eating lunch with former customers

Former, as in deceased.

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“If a lunch room is the nearest, they’ll put it [the body] in the lunch room,” the source said.

And that’s enough to make transit workers lose their lunch.
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Old 08-15-2017, 03:15 PM
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I guess Charlie's wife got tired of bring him a sandwich.
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Old 08-16-2017, 09:50 AM
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Different transit authority.

The story's MTA is in NYC.

Charlie had issues with an early version of what now is the MBTA in Boston. Even the Scollay Square station is different--it is now Government Station, under City Hall Plaza.
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Old 08-16-2017, 10:48 PM
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So Charlie's not dead after all? Then he's still riding beneath the streets of Boston.

Now, it's possible the Boston authorities could have made a deal with the NY authorities for NY to take over hosting him. So they could have deported poor Charlie to NY.

(ETA: Do those damn millenials even know what we're talking about? )

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Old 08-16-2017, 11:00 PM
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*pfft* It's not like they were aging the meat to serve him for dinner next week, were they?

Were they???
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Old 08-17-2017, 02:40 AM
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Different transit authority.

The story's MTA is in NYC.

Charlie had issues with an early version of what now is the MBTA in Boston. Even the Scollay Square station is different--it is now Government Station, under City Hall Plaza.
We have our own Charlie tho.
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Old 08-17-2017, 03:10 AM
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Hey, you think that's bad? When someone dies on a merchant vessel they have no option but to put the body in the cold room with the crew's food till they get till port. Burial at sea is not acceptable, these days.
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Old 08-17-2017, 04:41 AM
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Burial at sea is not acceptable, these days.
Who's gonna know?

Just the fishes, Johnny. Just the fishes.
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Old 08-17-2017, 05:43 AM
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That only works if no one knew the deceased was on the vessel in the first place. Not having witnesses to the deceased going on board in the first place is kinda crucial.
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Old 08-17-2017, 11:47 AM
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With all due respect to the sensitivities of the MTA workers -- and the emergency services should make an effort to warn them before entering a room with a body in it -- it is IMHO right and proper for the MTA and emergency services to restore subway service as soon as possible.

This is what happens when you don't.
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Old 08-17-2017, 04:56 PM
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I've heard of being stiffed by a fare, but having a fare be a stiff is a new one...
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Old 08-28-2017, 03:07 PM
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When my beloved Maggie the Cat passed away it was just before I was to move to a new home. I couldn't bear to leave her behind....so I bagged her up and put her in the freezer for a couple of weeks until the cross-town move. I had to hide her under the frozen peas lest my girlfriend freak out. This was a one-time deal. If I ever move again I'm not digging her up.
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With all due respect to the sensitivities of the MTA workers -- and the emergency services should make an effort to warn them before entering a room with a body in it -- it is IMHO right and proper for the MTA and emergency services to restore subway service as soon as possible.
Do they have the appropriate resources (disinfectants) to clean body parts out of kitchen sinks?


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When my beloved Maggie the Cat passed away it was just before I was to move to a new home. I couldn't bear to leave her behind....so I bagged her up and put her in the freezer for a couple of weeks until the cross-town move. I had to hide her under the frozen peas lest my girlfriend freak out. This was a one-time deal. If I ever move again I'm not digging her up.
So you're leaving the cat in the freezer on your next move?
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Old 08-29-2017, 01:17 PM
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To be clear, kitty made it into the ground at the new place. I even put up a nice little marker for her that my dogs, i believe, pee on in spite. If there is another move for me, Mags is gonna stay right where she is.
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Old 08-30-2017, 04:11 AM
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To be clear, kitty made it into the ground at the new place. I even put up a nice little marker for her that my dogs, i believe, pee on in spite. If there is another move for me, Mags is gonna stay right where she is.
She's put down roots there...
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