Here’s one vice I’m all for

Hats off to the Long Island and Metro North Railroads for deciding to continue their age-old tradition of serving alcohol on afternoon commuter trains.

Temperance advocates may disagree, but a little John Barleycorn not only takes the edge off the Beer average work day, but makes the inevitable delays, boorish behavior by fellow passengers and the aloof, if not outright hostile, attitudes by the conductors just a little more bearable.

So, let’s lift our glasses to the powers-that-be at both railroads and congratulate them on a very, very smart image and reputation move. That said, why can’t the Aimee Semple McPherson-types who run NJ Transit follow suit? If they did, I’d be willing to treat for the first round.

2 thoughts on “Here’s one vice I’m all for

  1. I don’t see it happen. Remember in Jersey you can’t even buy beer in the supermarket.

  2. Yeah, but you just know that NJ Transit would find a way to use it as an excuse to justify upping our fares yet again. Those empty plastic cups won’t clean themselves up, ya know. Then again, a nice cold beer would certainly help take the edge of caring…. count me in.
    (NJT – Talk about a company in dire need of some major PR and image work. Ever read