Thursday, March 28, 2013

Just Not In the Mood ...


Downtown Indy at approximately 8:30 P.M.
I went to my evening art class, where the wall clock is broken.
I left too late to make my connection for the bus home.
I was stranded for two hours until the next bus was due.
Need I tell you it is also the LAST bus?
So there I was - by myself, with no place to go 
in downtown Indy on a week night to wile away
two hours. But I didn't want to wile away the time!
I wanted to go home!
People have complained for years about 
the public transportation in this city and the complaints 
are well-earned. The people of the city are frustrated and visitors
to Indy find the situation laughable, but politicians cater to themselves
and the businessmen, not the citizens so little to nothing gets
done. And it's only getting worse.

3 comments:

dive said...

Two hours between buses? That's crazy, Speedway. They need their asses kicked.
Pretty photo though.
Oh, and take a travel alarm to your next class.

f1f368ee-9cda-11e0-87da-000bcdcb471e said...

You have no idea, dive, as to how controversial getting decent mass transit to Central Indiana is. All these legislative car owners think it is a waste of money - wasting the time of non-car owners is not an issue. They are the "undeserving poor". :-p

Speedway said...

Thank you, Dive. I like the sparkly effect and colors of the buildings' lights at night. Wednesday night I happened to have a steady place to set my camera for a picture.

I am going to see if I have an alarm feature on my little cell phone so this won't happen again.

The people who rely on mass transit are the very people who clean the offices, make the beds, maintain the buildings, wait the tables, wipe the asses of the babies and adults who disregard, denigrate and dismiss them as unworthy. They could not survive on their own w/o those services, yet they ignore the need for public transit. As long as they have the money to fill their gas tanks, pay the insurance, parking fees they won't care. Oh, there is also a large outcry from researchers who believe the oil obtained from "fracking" is a bubble destined to burst. Just as the phony mortgage scam screwed up the economy, the shale oil investments are far too expensive in terms of return on investment, never mind the ecological dangers.

And blah-de-blah-blah-blah.