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Tales from the Transit Line

Report from the Evening Commute:

Although it has had annual revenues hover the billion dollar mark and it operates approximately 201 stores around the world – not everyone knows about Lululemon Athletica.

A young commuter, on his way through downtown Vancouver, the West Coast city where the yoga-inspired athletic apparel company is based, today, admitted that he was one of them.

“I don’t know what ‘lululemon’ means,” he said.

When offered an explanation, he added, unconvinced, “I haven’t seen or heard of it. It could mean a lot of things.”

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Tales from the Transit Line

Report from the Evening Commute:

A couple of young ladies taking transit on a Friday afternoon, aren’t expecting a friend to make the junior girls’ national roller derby team.

One of them even admitted her own likely inability to make the team, which does not exist, even though she hadn’t been invited to try out.

“I have a tendency of vastly underestimating my skills,” she told the girl with ‘nice’ eyeshadow.

“Some people do that,” noted the friend.

“No, it’s because I’m a genius,” explained the smart straphanger, knowingly.

Tales from the Transit Line

Report from the Evening Commute:

Nine out of 10 male TransLink transit police officers are single, according to recent study.

The first annual Valentine’s Day survey revealed the majority of transit officers were busy expressing their sexual frustration by harassing commuters, instead of spreading the love on this special day.

Researchers admit, however, the survey results may be somewhat inconclusive and could also mean the discovery of a new pick-up line: “Show me your pass.”

#nowonderyouresingle

Tales from the Transit Line

Curse from the Evening Commute:

If you are the kind of girl who wears stilettos and carries a four-hundred-dollar purse and can’t be bothered to move into the ’empty’ space in a busy train car at rush hour when people try to get by you, I hope a dirty, smelly man decides to push his way onto the train, anyways – right up against you.

Tales from the Transit Line

Report from the Evening Commute:

Commuter Chris Lemowski will soon be – it is very likely – the victim of identity theft, since he just announced to a crowded SkyTrain car his full name, phone number, birthday, PIN number and email address, while he loudly set up a payment arrangement for Feb. 1 on his cellphone.

“Sigh,” said a lady sitting two rows away from him.

Tales from the Transit Line

Report from the Evening Commute:

On their way to buy a new video game, two commuters who couldn’t possibly have even been born in 1987, excitedly chatted about the remake of a movie made almost three decades ago.

“They’re making a new RoboCop,” said the one who keeps Kraft Dinner in his storage locker. “I’m going to see that. That’s old school,” he added.

“I’ve seen the first one,” said his traveling partner, “it has black guys in it,” he noted, while pointing out a place the two could get “free potatoes and shit.”

Tales from the Transit Line

Fashion Files from the Evening Commute:

Justin Bieber’s got nothing on this guy, who, incidentally, is probably old enough to to be the Bieb’s dad.

“It only works if the top matches,” noted the fashionista, who takes his style cues from Teen Scene, when an elderly lady commented on the lovely lavender shade of his shoes.

From this SkyTrain platform it looks like spring has sprung, in this man’s wardrobe, at least.

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