Thursday, January 12, 2006

Cat is sleeping with the fishes

Today's Toronto Star reports that the Cat/Breeze/Spirit of Ontario has finally died...again.

The ferry service running between Rochester and Toronto was put out of its debt-accruing misery after two I'd-laugh-if-it-weren't-so-pathetic years.

Who in their right mind thought this was a good idea?

Rochester? ROCHESTER?!

What in the world would Torontonians want with a ferry service to a backwater US town like Rochester? There was no plus side for the Canadian tourists. Apparently, the service took as long to get across the water as it would take a driver to find their way to the same point going the long way around - except this excruciating boat ride would cost you a pretty penny. And then you had Rochester to look forward to...

When the ferry service sprung out of nowhere a couple of years ago I was stunned. Not only did this seem like a no-win situation, but it was coming at taxpayers' expense. Wow.

Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.

I for one will not mourn the passing of this ridiculous idea: as it stood, it had two too many lives.

"I...have had...enough!"
-James Tiberius Kirk, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

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