Sorry, I am using a Myki

20 01 2010

Myki is Melbourne’s new public transport ticketing system. It’s been in the news a fair bit due to the problems it’s been having.  I bought a myki two weeks ago and have been using it in anger ever since. It should be much much simpler to use, and it would be, if it worked all the time.

Of the four times a day I have to touch the myki card on a reader, twice in the morning and twice in the evening. One of those touch’s will fail or take a long long time to scan. Pretty unacceptable, but also damn annoying for those people in the queue behind me whilst they wait for the card to work.

So, I figured it would be good to warn them why you are stooped over at the ticket barrier swearing, so I have designed a t-shirt. It has the same message printed on both side and lets your fellow commuters know why you are holding them up, and why you are muttering swear words to yourself.

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