Wednesday, January 31, 2007

What were they thinking?

Yes, Boston was a mess for periods most of the day today. The "incident" even interrupted my train ride home. We were on the train 5 minutes away from departure time when the announcement came to disembark. "There was a change in schedule for this train. Please return to the station platform."

As we did get off, a squad of transit police with a dog team arrived and proceed to go through the train. Other T personnel were around somewhat ineffectively letting those near them know that when the sweep of the train was complete, the train would be allowed to leave.

I say ineffectively as those near them got the word and it spread second hand down the line. The announcements for other commuter train departures continued uninterrupted. Something was up with our Franklin line train but that was not announced on the main speaker system.

We did leave 20 minutes late after the sweep completed successfully.

Only after I got home did I find out about the rest of the story. The news will continue to cover the latest updates on this marketing stunt that in today's environment, should not have started and seriously took a wrong turn in Boston today.

1 comment:

  1. The saddest part of this is the fact that any human age 25-18 (maybe even younger) could have told anyone who asked that the "device" and or "packages" were for Adult Swim...

    We did watch last night to see if the network said anything on it about the event... and Adult Swim did offer their deepest apologies to the Boston Police department. Sadly, I don't think that's enough...