I feel a little conflicted here. Let's examine the pros and cons.
Pro: The N waited quite a while for me as I made my way from Trouble Coffee down to the 46th Ave stop.
Con: That's because the operator was getting a sandwich at 7-11 across the street.
Pro: He said, "You ain't got to show me nothin'," as I got onto the train in front of him. I said he needed my token, but then noticed that he had helpfully strapped a stack of serve-yourself transfers onto the coin box with a rubber band.
Con: Same as the "pro."
Pro: The driver asked (as this photo was taking place), "Is that a camera?" I said, yes, it's a Tessina, actually a very small 35mm camera. He said "I've got a camera at home that takes 620 film. Now that's old!".
Con: As I got off at 22nd thinking how cool it was that an operator knew what 620 film was, the train took off with a piece of passenger's luggage still sticking out of the wide-open rear door.
Goes to show, you can be a nice, smart guy, and a lousy operator.