Friday, February 12, 2016
Take on the NY Waterway scam
A few weeks ago trying to be prepared for the next time I bought two tickets when I got there, one to use that night and a second to have in my pocket in case I was running late a few weeks later but little did I know that these things expire. I took this ferry regularly years ago but I am certain this expiration thing is new
Today, getting onto the ferry, I had my ticket rejected I have no idea why they would expire and of course nobody at NY waterways could give you any explanation either.
Righetti Why would this expire, I paid $10.25 for this ticket just a few weeks ago?
NY waterways employee. Why not?
Righetti. Because it doesn't make any sense. My bus tickets don't expire.
NY waterways employee. Well milk does
Righetti. That makes no sense, milk spoils. this ticket is exactly the same as if I bought it. The price is the same, I didn't get a discount
NY waterways. It says so on the ticket
Righetti. But how would I have know that before I bought the ticket. There is no sign
NY waterways. Well that is the rule
Righetti. So how do you justify this?
NY Waterways. Yes I understand
Righetti. You understand what? Why am I being screwed out of a perfectly good ticket?
NY waterways. Well eggs expire
Righetti. I don't think you understand.
NY waterways. Yogurt expires
Righetti. But this isn't a dairy product. It is a ticket for a ferry
NY waterways. Of course
Righetti. So why does it?
NY waterways. How about your metro card, it has an expiration date
Righetti. Yes, but you don't lose the funds, if you have $5 on the expired card it gets transferred to your new one
NY waterways. Yes exactly
Righetti. I don't think you understand
NY waterways. Yes
Righetti. I am going to miss my ferry, how can you resolve this
NY waterways. I can tell you that it is expired
Righetti Can I exchange it?
NY waterways. No
Righetti. Why not?
NY waterways. Because it is expired it says so on the ticket
Righetti. Yes I realize that but how would I have know that before i bought it
NY waterways because it says so on the ticket