Groundhog Day is in February. On Groundhog Day, February monthly passes are accepted. In July, February monthly passes are not accepted. But, don’t tell that to one woman I recently heard about trying to ride Metro-North. The woman, who claimed she spoke very little English, presented the February monthly to the conductor. The conductor wasn’t going for it.
The conductor asked for a different ticket. She said this is what had come out of the machine.
15 minutes into the trip he returned to the lady and told her she would either need to buy a ticket or face the consequences.
The woman – now grasping the English language – paid for a ticket. The conductor said this isn’t the first time this woman has tried to pull this scam.