Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Things That Make Me Go Grrrrr.....Via Rail AND Jann Arden

Poor Midi in the middle
First a cat gets loose and terrorizes an airline cockpit, grounding the flight for over three hours. Now another pet has caused a travel stir. In case you haven't read the story yet, and who are we kidding, it seems that everyone has long forgotten the fact that a Via train was derailed a long two weeks ago, you can catch up on the details here. Forget actual human death, we've got "Ardengate" to focus on! I'm sure Via is loving the distraction.

In defense of Jann Arden :

- First off she's famous, and if history has taught us anything, it's that famous people have the right to act any way they see fit in any situation, regardless of the rules. 2 POINTS ARDEN

- The singer has claimed ingnorance with regard to Via's animal policy. If history has taught us anything, it's that famous people shouldn't have to do any homework. Ever. 1 POINT ARDEN

- I really like Jann Arden. 1 POINT ARDEN

- It was Via's fault for letting Arden on the train to begin with. Why did it take a few stops to reprimand her? 1 POINT ARDEN

- Via dropped Arden off "in the middle of nowhere" (Arden has since apologized to the fine people of Oshawa). 2 POINTS ARDEN

In defense of Via Rail :

- Once the pooch was discovered, Arden was offered to place Midi in the appropriate cargo area, though she refused. 2 POINTS VIA

- Was there really any way for a Via employee to notice the four pound pooch? 1 POINT VIA

- Via was going to drop Arden off in neighbouring Whitby, though they made a sound judgement call. Whitby really is in the middle of nowhere. 2 POINTS VIA

- Via has offered up an apology, while thus far, Arden has offered a Twitter tirade. 2 POINTS VIA


There you have it....the sides are dead even, & it's your turn to be the deciding factor! Who's in the right? Have your say in the poll :