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TRAINJOTTING TURNS 4: Word of the Week–Crapathetic

originally ran February 2009 CRAPATHETIC /CRAPP uh THET ick/ adj.: The state of steely indifference one must fine oneself in in order to assume a seat near the toilet on Metro-North. Usage: The 6:33 to Mt. Kisco wasn’t even full, but … Continue reading

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The Work-From-Home Dilemma

As companies cut costs and wireless technology improves, we’ve seen a handful of co-workers get pushed into permanent work-from-home status. The company shaves off some overhead, and the worker avoids commuting costs–and hassles–as he or she sets up the home … Continue reading

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A Man, A Cellphone, A Metro-North Bathroom, A Lifetime of Laughs

Let us all take a moment to recall the actions of one Edwin Gallart on this very day, six years ago. You may not remember the name, but of course you remember the incident–it was Gallart who lost his cellphone … Continue reading

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Word of the Week: CRAPATHETIC

CRAPATHETIC /CRAPP uh THET ick/ adj.: The state of steely indifference one must fine oneself in in order to assume a seat near the toilet on Metro-North. Usage: The 6:33 to Mt. Kisco wasn’t even full, but some fool grabbed a … Continue reading

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TRAINJOTTING CLASSIC: Word of the Week: STENCHBENCH

STENCHBENCH STENNCH-bennchnoun: The almost always available trio of seats directly across from the toilet. Usage: I was a little late boarding the 7:22, so I had to sit on the f***ing stenchbench.

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