A dear Pumpkin has written in with a rather acute observation on VIAâ€™s recent big ideas. (I looked up possible rhymes for VIA and got gonorrhea. Wait, I didnâ€™t get gonorrhea. Holy Maria. The search results I got came up with it. Never mind. I went with â€œVIAâ€™s ideasâ€. Not my best work.)
So they strike, right? Inconvenience a whole bunch of Canadians? There was not one car rental to be had anywhere. Buses were clogging city centres. And the airports were a mess. But forget those customers, theyâ€™re screwed anyway. VIA decides upon their return to reward all new bookings with a 60% Off promo — the announcement of which caused their phone and web systems to overload and shut down. Did anyone pass that one via the â€˜hey, like, bad idea!â€™ detector? Apparently not, because theyâ€™ve now extended the offer â€œdue to overwhelming responseâ€. Really.
I have an overwhelming response for VIA and it rhymes with diarrhea.
Then thereâ€™s the weather. Hopefully those of you in more civilized parts of the country are getting some sun. Over here in Hogtown, weâ€™re up to our pits in garbage, it rains ALL THE TIME, and everyoneâ€™s depressed and ready to skip town on the next train outta here.