So I had another grand idea, business plan actually. The legality of it is only debatable if you’re debating versus someone of particularly low intelligence (so yeah it’d be illegal). Sorry for those non-vancouverites just interest the names and attributes of your local transit system when necessary.
Anyways so on to it. The idea is that you buy a bunch of extra transit tickets, and carry them with you on skytrain, when the ’sky cops’ come checking tickets you quickly (before they reach your end of the train) sell the tickets to those who didn’t buy them (saving them from getting fined) at inflated prices.
Day passes are best for this (but only the ones you buy from retailers). They are more expensive, but they last the whole day if you scratch it (rather than 1.5h) or you could scratch on sale and that way you only use up a ticket when you sell one. (for that matter maybe we should always just carry a day pass with us just in case and scratch when needed)
An alternative plan would be to when someone is about to get fined, whip out an extra ticket and say, “Oh sorry ‘Bill’, I guess I was holding your ticket”, then blackmail them for money after the fact. Regular tickets would work best for that method.
I figure, sell the tickets for 1/2 the fine price (not sure what that actually is) or so.
So that’s the idea, use it, abuse it, get rich, and pay me royalties.