Category Archives: Monthly Pass

(In)Flexible Spending With My (In)Convenience Card

The modern-day pay raises are really reductions in expenses; since your company is too cheap to give you a 3% boost in pay this year, you make your own raise by cutting back on cable TV, or doing cash back … Continue reading

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‘Open’ Season For Commuters

It is that time of year again. The chill is in the air, the frost is on the lawn, blown up Santas and snowmen dot the lawns and, yes, it is Open Enrollment season at work. My company allows us … Continue reading

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Adding a Little Color to Your Commute

Speaking of improvements in appearance, is it me, or is Metro-North’s concept of color-coding its monthly tickets based on holidays a new thing? I half-noticed that last month’s (February) ticket was red, a possible nod to Valentine’s Day, as Valentine’s … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To:

Trainjotting. I know, I know, it’s been several days since I’ve posted. I apologize. You’re mad, I know. Yes, there is that other blog. It’s late-model and attractive, I know, and commands a lot of attention. I know from experience … Continue reading

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The Ticket That Just Wouldn’t Click It*

Six weeks ago, as June turned to July, I left my July monthly at home, and used the expired pass to get to the city on the first day of July, as is Metro-North’s generous policy. I’d picked up an … Continue reading

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June Pass Works…Again

Thanks to some sound advice from reader “Steve” yesterday, I left a few minutes early yesterday evening to buy a one-way ticket in case my June monthly was shot down by the conductor, and I was forced to pay the … Continue reading

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The Dumbasses That Forget Their Monthly Passes? Yup, That’s Me

Well, I think I remembered to bring everything home after a bunch of days at the Cape–iPod, SPF 101 sunblock, very funny hardcover of Tom Rachman’s The Imperfectionists. Everything, that is, except my brain. I took off last Thursday, meaning … Continue reading

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