RailroadedOrlando, Fla.’s SunRail commuter train agency announced what seemed like a pretty good deal: your choice of a “seven consecutive days” pass, a “30 consecutive days” pass, or a “365 consecutive calendar days” pass, all of which offer “significant savings over a single-day pass.” There’s only one problem: “They don’t run seven consecutive days,”says Bill Sowell, who rides the train frequently. “So you really get five days,” not seven days. SunRail admits it counts weekends for the lives of the passes, even though pass holders can’t get service on the weekends, so a seven-day pass is actually only good for five days of service. A spokesman for the Florida Department of Transportation says they chose the wording they did “so as to avoid customer confusion.” (RC/News 13 Orlando) ...Which sounds so much nicer than “We lied.”
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.
Is There a Problem on This Page? Let Me Know using the Help button lower right, and thanks.
I believe humanity is held back by the lack of thinking. I provoke thought with examples of what happens when we don’t think, and when we do. This is True is my primary method: stories like this come out every week by email, and basic subscriptions are free. Click here for a subscribe form.