faithful RepMan readers know all too well, New Jersey Transit is the absolute
bane of my existence. In many ways, the service is a microcosm of society
itself: each year things just keep getting worse.
week, NJT announced a 25 percent fare increase along with a simultaneous
reduction in train service. What other business could get away with that kind
of abuse? 'Ah, listen, Alex. You've been a valued client of ours for some time.
And, I know our service has been pretty horrific for the entire time period.
But, I wanted to give you a heads-up that we'll be increasing our monthly fee
by 25 percent. Oh, and by the way, we'll be doing a lot less within the
increased budget. Have a great day.'
justified the lose-lose scenario as a result of the economy. Trust me, NJT
service has always been abysmal, regardless of the economy. That's why I'm once
again updating my suggested tagline for America's most horrendous business.
about '….Just train bad' and '….Expect less.' NJT should now lay claim to
being '…Simply the worst.'
beauty of 'Simply the worst' is its flexibility and authenticity. The
conductors' rude behavior is simply the worst. On-time performance? Simply the
worst. And, the lavatories? Simply the worst. The new tagline is 100 percent
authentic, too. How many other people, places or things can claim the same?
fact, here's my Top 10 list of the world's worst people, places or things:
Worst terrorist: The Times Square buffoon
Worst religion: Catholicism
Worst sports franchise: NY Mets
Worst president: 'W'
Worst Super Bowl host city: Jacksonville (that's a different blog for a
Worst former client: Think purple
Worst boss: My Brouillard CEO
Worst music: Country & western
Worst singer: Barry Manilow
Worst public transit system in the known universe: NJT
you agree with my Top 10 list? Send me your thoughts. What did I miss?