Photo of sleeping TTC fare collector goes viral across net…

(Source: CBC)

A hastily snapped picture of a TTC fare collector apparently sleeping on the job, his jaw hanging open, will become the focus of an internal investigation by the Toronto transit authority.

Toronto resident Jason Wieler took the photo of the fare collector at McCowan station just before 10 p.m. on Jan. 19, but said it took him a while to get around to posting it on Twitpic.

The caption Wiler wrote for the photo said, “Yup, love how my TTC dollars R being spent.”

“I actually was coming home,” Wieler told the website Torontoist, “and, lo and behold, I got off the train … and there’s this dude just conked out. And I said, ‘You gotta be kidding me.’ I thought I was on Candid Camera or something like that. So I snapped a pic [and] got a few laughs out of it.”

Read the full article, “TTC to investigate ‘sleeping’ fare collector” at cbcnews.ca (Jan 22, 2010).

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