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All Hail The New York Transit Worker

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'Twas five days before Christmas and all through the town;
Not a train was up running, they'd all been shut down.

The turnstiles were locked and the stations were cleared,
in hopes that Old Bloomberg would give them their share.

The workers were nestled all snug in their booths;
Where oft they're found sleeping, to tell you the truth.
Toussaint wants their pensions to be like the cops' -
you know, 'cause it's stressful announcing each stop.

Alas, from the public arose such a clatter,
Their leader seems not to have thought out the matter.

With shoppers not shopping and travel delayed,
public support dwindled, New Yorkers' nerves frayed.

You dumb, lazy morons! The people did cry.
Pensions the same as the FDNY?
It'll cost us a fortune, illiterate twits!
The people weren't happy. In fact, they threw fits.

There's strength in a union, or so they believed
but not before Christmas - now everyone's peeved.
It's terrible timing for stranding the masses;
If Reagan were here he'd have fired your asses.


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Behold Brian Sack of the Banterist blog and his poem to the transit strike: Twas five days before Christmas and all through the town; Not a train was up running, they'd all been shut down. The turnstiles were locked and...

Trackbacked from Transit strike poetry from the Banterist on NewYorkology: A New York Travel Guide.

Chuckle...There's strength in a union, or so they believed but not before Christmas - now everyone's peeved. It's terrible timing for stranding the masses; If Reagan were here he'd have fired your asses....

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All Hail The New York Transit Worker "'Twas five days before Christmas and all through the town; Not a train was up running, they'd all been shut down..."...

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Brilliant. I hope you get paid from your site ads-you deserve it and then some. I've emailed this to everyone I know!

OMG! That was great! Bravo, Bravo, Bravooooooo :)

My brother who fell victim this morning and walked for over 3 hours to get to work will appreciate this prose.

Im glad I came here tonight, my nerves ARE frayed and I worked in a NJ office today. Meetings cancelled WHATEVER.

Stupid morons. Like everyone is guaranteed an 8% raise. I will do a happy dance if I get 5%. And that is NOT a guarantee.

Nothing funny from this frayed commuter grrrr. I am going to have to cut and paste that too lol.

And thanks for not ranking on my embarassing spelling errors tonight lol.

Hummm... I bet being an online self-publicist you probably don't get the FDNY's pension either... Do I smell yet another strike? At least you're literate!

[ Self-publicist or self-publisher? Same thing, I suppose. -B. ]

Pure genius.

Good luck my Union brothers and sisters of the Transit workers Union in your attempt to get a fair wage and benifit package from old Bloomberg .Ignore these ignorant fools that whine about tha inconvience , jealous that they don't get as much as your asking for .If it were'nt for brave workers like your selves unafraid to make a stand nobody would have any the benifits we all enjoy today .Maybe if the rest of working america would wake up and organize and take a stand in soliderity they might be able to keep some of the benifits won by organized labor union's that corporate america & the Bush administration continuly want to take away from us all .


[ Less rhetoric, more grammar. -B. ]

Yeah, great spelling there S WRIGHT. That explains the reason y'all strike DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS. Way to win over the hearts and minds of the population.

Yeah right you're brave. Sorry that adjective befits the NYPD, FDNY, FBI CIA and US ARMED forces. Get back in the subways before someone fires all your lazy a$$es and rehires you next week at 75% of your current pay. Then you'll whine and complain that union leadership hijacked you and you didn't really want to go this far. Worthless bums....

sublime... dead on!

You're a bit of an evil genius.

Nice!!

I wonder if the Union realizes how much faster there jobs will be taken over by machines because of this.

1st, Where did you get your information??? Not all true!
2nd Its not about how hard it is to annouce a stop, These guys & girls go threw tuff times during their shifts! Bus Operators inhale dangerous fumes, have to deal with all these nasty New YOrkers attitudes,(and yes i was born and raised here) and along with the subway workers have to deal with life threatening events such as bomb scares, fires etc. They like other city workers also have families that they need to take care and if MTA has the $$$ whats the prob. It also is the ONLY city job that brings the City $$$.
You say they are "dumb lazy, morons" WHY! Lazy HOW?? THey're up all hours of the day unlike most 9-5 people and unlike your stupid picture they CANT SLeep on the JOB, if so they'll be accidents everywhere. They seemed SMART to me when they crippled the City and many did not appreciate them nor did they think they were capable of what they did.
Appreciate the workers and the good job they do getting everyone home safely.

Excellent pardody, wonderful sense of humor, must be a born/bred NYer

Merry Cristmas!

I wouldn't mind giving these workers more money; if they knew how to treat people. Transit workers treat passengers bad. We have to run for the train and when they see us coming, they close the doors in our face. The train tracks are filty...how is that healty for us?
Half the time, the workers in the booth can't even give correct directions...stop complaining, there are poeple out there that work for 35 dollars a day...

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