There's nothing like hearing a chipper conductor liven up your commute. Between the drunks and the "dancers", purveyors of illegal DVDs or candy ("it's not for a basketball team"), isn't it nice to have someone like MTA model employee Jason Lewis around?:
New York Times: Chasing Happiness on the No. 2 Train: Mr. Lewis had hoped his enthusiastic broadcasts would land him a job as a “dedicated announcer,” allowing him to relay announcements about train arrivals and service changes from a perch in towers around the subway system.
But last Wednesday, he was disappointed to learn that he had been passed over for the job, over concerns that he would deviate from the script.
As a result, the days of Mr. Lewis’s quirky messages may be over. “I’m done,” he said sadly.
Before he came to this decision, he had still been dreaming up new lines, one of which was perhaps more bafflingly existential than his previous inventions. “If you’re late, don’t be upset,” he said one Saturday on a No. 2 train traveling under Brooklyn Heights. “Look at it this way. For some of us, life is like being on this train. We’re not there yet, but we’re on the way.” (Full Story)