Help! I’m stuck with Stinky!

September 28, 2008

passenger-train-crop-160.jpgA reader from Biloxi says he plans to visit Indonesia soon, and asks if it’s okay to save money by riding trains in economy class.

No, I wouldn’t do that. Here is a typical Jakarta economy car, which they call Ekonomi because their dictionaries are older than ours. Do the passengers LOOK like they’re having a good time?

They do not, and that’s because they got stuck in the same car as a guy named Stinky Smith, who is wearing no shirt and from the look of what he’s clutching in his hands, no pants as well.

Stinky, who was absent the day they taught personal hygiene at his school, is not a pretty sight from the other angle, which I won’t show here unless I have to.

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Passengers look out of a train in Jakarta, September 26, 2008.  REUTERS/ Beawiharta

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Don’t lie, Bob: that’s the C-Train in Calgary at rush hour.

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive

Busted, Charlene. I guess you noticed the Canadian spelling of economy.

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

FTW Bob! Can I have my three minutes back please? Does Reuters know journalism is dead? You just killed it!

Posted by James | Report as abusive

If it took you three minutes to read that, I’ve got a job for you at the California DMV…

Posted by JMP | Report as abusive

I take it you did not go inside and see the other 2000 Indonesians chain-smoking clove cigarettes?

Posted by Johnny | Report as abusive

So what’s goin on here? It’s within Indonesian law to ride the train naked???

Posted by mediapusher | Report as abusive

Next stop Wal-Mart!!!

Posted by M | Report as abusive