Next they’ll be paying you to go

Photo courtesy of sgrace

Marc Fisher took one for the team recently and tried out Greyhound’s new discount offerings designed to compete with the various Chinatown in name only bus services.

Now, I have complained to people in the past when Ticketmaster’s insane surcharges took up a sizable percentage of the face price of the ticket, but never once have they managed to match the 50% booking fee that Fisher was charged…. at $0.50.

Yep, a $1 ticket to NYC. Only one-way, but some time spent looking around the sidewalks in the big apple will likely yield you enough nickels for the $1.50 (with booking charge) to come back to our fair city. The promotional fares will probably peter out at some point, but with a at-the-door price of $20 it’s hard to complain. I suspect that in the near future you’re going to get molested by advertising, given that Fisher comments that there were three flat-screen tvs not currently in use, but if you tack $4 on to the price for earplugs even that can be a good deal.

Bargain, courtesy of sgrace

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


Comments are closed.