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Friday fun post: more 1937 trivia

Friday fun post: more 1937 trivia

If you like, skip to the end of this post to answer the second round of 1937 Buzzer trivia.

Last week’s post: ever forgotten to buy a FareCard at month’s end — then boarded transit without valid fare?

Last week’s fun post asked whether you had ever forgotten to buy your FareCard at the end of the month, then boarded transit without valid fare.

And with 146 votes counted, 53% said yes, they had forgotten to buy a FareCard and then boarded transit, and 47% said nope, they’d never done it.

Well done to the conscientious 47% who have never slipped up! Some of us have done it once and have never wanted to do it again—the comments were filled with these kinds of stories. Here’s Tsushima Masaki:

I usually avoid this by buying new FareCards on the 3rd week of every month. I have boarded transit without valid fare before, so now I keep my new FareCards in my wallet along with my current ones so I don’t forget it at home at the change of the month.

roundtop had a backup plan in mind:

I’ve forgotten it twice, the first time the driver was nice and recognised me. The second, well I learned me lesson, I keep a booklet of 10 faresavers in my bag, separate from my wallet. If I forget I just pull one out and use it until I get to a store. It also comes in handy if you are with friends and someone doesn’t have fare on them/a date.

And Mark said it was addfares that tripped him up.

The real problem I have with forgetting fares are addfares. I work mostly in Burnaby, so have a one zone pass to commute between home and work. However, I periodically go downtown with work, and usually just buy an addfare to bump it up to two zones as needed.

I say usually because my brain is often not working that early in the morning. So thinking “I have a pass, I can go on the train,” I hop right on at the station. Usually somwhere around Nanaimo, I will jolt up and realize I forgot to purchase the addfare.

The comes the decision, “Do I hop off and buy one, or hope I can make it downtown?” The answer usually depends on how early or late I am running. Luckily, I’ve never had my fare checked in those instances, but it still makes me feel like an idiot.

As always, check out all the stories and some really good advice in the previous fun post’s comments!

This week: more Buzzer trivia from 1937

A few weeks ago I challenged your trivia skills with 1937 Buzzer picture puzzles. Now, I’ve got a few more for you to solve!

Can you guess which Vancouver streets these picture puzzles are describing?
Can you guess which Vancouver streets these picture puzzles are describing?

Again, the answers to all these puzzles are street names in Vancouver. I Googled them too, and they all still exist.

PLUS, this week, if you get it right, I’ll mail you a set of Buzzer buttons, plus a terrible pocket-sized TransLink radio! It’s an ancient piece of branded merchandise, and we found a couple of new ones while cleaning up. Have at it!


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