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Cultural Differences - RonO's Ramblings

Feb. 6th, 2009 03:54 pm Cultural Differences

Since mid-October, I've been taking the train to work at least 3 days most weeks. Until Monday, the last leg of this journey (and reciprocally the first leg of the homeward journey) was on the MTS (a.k.a. San Diego Bus System) run "Coaster Connection." However, due to the lack of funds to run this system, the MTS will discontinue it at the end of this month. To make up for the probably 50% of the ridership on the system -- or at least the shuttles that go to the east side of the tracks -- Qualcomm is putting their shuttles to work picking up employees at the station in the morning and returning them at night.

This week I've noticed a bit of a cultural difference between the public shuttle and the corporate one. In the public shuttle, the only conversations were between people who were already friends and regularly traveled together. However, on the Qualcomm shuttles we've all been involved in the conversations.

Of course since the primary topic of conversation has been the change in our transportation, this may not be a continuing trend.

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