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Honey, how was your commute?

September 4, 2008

Blog Guy, my commuter train was an hour late again today! Happens all the time! What can we do?

Well, by way of comparison, that happened in the Buenos Aires suburbs today, too.

train-exterior-180.jpgYeah? Do they have a consumer action group there?

Yes. Their consumer action group set fire to a train and hurled stones at a ticket office.

That’s some kind of consumer action! How many hours late was the train?

Um, the railroad says it was 20 minutes late.

Holy moly! What was it that pushed them over the edge, anyway?

I don’t know for sure, but I’m guessing things got crazy after some bureaucrat in a uniform came out and said, “Your call is very important to….”

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train-interior-360.jpgFirefighters put out a blaze in a train at the Merlo station, in the western suburbs of Buenos Aires, September 4, 2008. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian

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