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Ankle-gate followup

My ankle has started turning interesting shades of black, purple, blue? so I finally got some medical treatment. It would appear the ligaments have been torn and may never fully heal. On the plus side I have a gangsta lean now which makes me all manner of manly when I limp to work. I think I’ll tell people that I was shot or mauled by the same bear that attacked Xina. It just sounds better then I twisted my ankle because the MBTA can’t keep their property in repair. I contacted MBTA finally about the situation and they had a great canned response:

“We appreciate your business and value your feedback. A customer service
issue was logged on 2007-08-08 at [redacted]

A tracking number of [redacted] has been assigned to this call. Please
reference this number on any additional communications you may have
regarding this issue.

The information you provided has been forwarded to the appropriate group.
If additional actions are required, a member from that department will
follow up on your issue.

Should you have additional questions or concerns regarding this issue,
please contact the customer care center at 617-222-3200 or 800-392-6100
Monday through Friday 6:30 AM to 8:00 PM and Sat/Sun from 7:30 AM to 6:00

The translation is roughly “We are checking with our lawyers to find out if we can sue you for hurting yourself on our property. Keep in touch.”

I’ve also requested the video footage from the “incident” and today took note of the tracking numbers on the cameras which covered the area.

camera onecamera two

One of these two cameras caught me spraining my ankle and I am really curious whether or not they will give me the footage without a court order. They seem happy to tout the footage for gatecrashers but this video will obviously not be in their favor.  Also interesting side note: it is legal to take pictures on MBTA property again without a permit.


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