My "permanent" MBTA pass suddenly stopped working yesterday morning, just shy of two months after I got it. The HR person at my company said he'd get a replacement, but in the meantime I'd have to pay individual fares as if I were a daytripper from the suburbs. This was intolerable, so last night and this morning I played dumb and kept waving my now-useless card in front of the turnstiles, making a lot of noise (rejected cards produce a loud EH-EH!) and getting in other commuters' way until a T "ambassador" opened a gate for me. Thanks, MBTA, for making me a liar and cheat so that I don't have to pay for rides that I really already paid for.