Oh my, this is the perfect antidote to Monday blues. Deiseach April 23, at 1:
On a short trip I almost always prefer the train to flying.
No TSA screening, no baggage fees, no expensive cab ride to get downtown, more comfortable seats, better food than flying, and sometimes even faster. Departing from Washington D.
My train was scheduled to depart in about 40 minutes. There were already well over people on the boarding line. The seats are in almost all cases first come, first served.
If you think arriving early to get a good spot on line is the answer, think again.
The line winds back and forth, in and around seats, away from the track entrance, then back again. When the gate finally opens the situation instantly dissolves into complete chaos as the entire waiting area rushes the door from all directions.
You may have been waiting in line patiently for an hour, 20 people from the door, only to find that someone who arrived 5 minutes before the gate opened beats you to the train as he edges in from the side while the crowd pushes you further and further back from where you started. Everyone, and I mean every single person in that giant waiting room who is waiting for an outbound train, regardless of destination, is lumped together in a huge crowd, eyes straining upward to the enormous departures board.
Surrounding the crowd on the perimeter of this mass of humanity, are the track entrances. Like thoroughbreds at the starting gate each person in the room is waiting for one thing to appear on that board: Track numbers are usually not announced until about 10 minutes before the trains actually depart.
This means there is NO line until the track number goes up and when it does look out! Is this any way to run a railroad! Red Cap to the rescue Amtrak Red Cap Short of getting Amtrak to see the insanity of this process and fix it not bloody likely what can you do? In the age of wheelie bags you just need to remember two words: You will find them in all major train stations, immediately recognizable by their red caps go figure.
The Red Cap my friends is the solution to all your problems. Simply find a Red Cap in the station. Miracle of miracles, the Red Cap knows something nobody else in the waiting room knows: Leaving the hundreds of people in the waiting room still staring expectantly at the board, we were down on the track before our train even arrived at the station.
No worries about where we wanted to sit much less whether we were going to get a seat at all, once the incoming train emptied our Red Cap just took us directly to the car that we asked for, waited for us to select the seats we wanted — pretty easy since the train was empty — and stowed our luggage nearby.
It was all done a good 5 to 10 minutes before the mad rush of people arrived from upstairs.We’re asking for your help. For over 20 years, the benjaminpohle.comcs website has provided engaging, multimedia educational materials at no cost.
benjaminpohle.comcs is one of the most-used science websites. Tens of millions of visitors come to our site each year to find the science and health information. ACCOUNTING [back to top]. ACC Essentials of Accounting 3 cr.
Covers reading and understanding financial statements, internal control requirements for safeguarding assets, and accounting procedures necessary to complete the entire accounting cycle, including journals, ledgers, and financial statements.
Apr 29, · This is the bi-weekly visible open thread (there are also hidden open threads twice a week you can reach through the Open Thread tab on the top of the page).
Here we are to assist you with outfit ideas and fashion advice to access in your everyday life and update your personal style with classy but modern dressing tips along with complimentary hair do.
To. The simplest and easiest to understand of all the arguments ever offered by believers is the Argument from Design.
The argument is remarkably simple. Apr 29, · This is the bi-weekly visible open thread (there are also hidden open threads twice a week you can reach through the Open Thread tab on the top of the page).
Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever. You can also talk at the .