Among other things, the snow gave us the opportunity to observe an interesting phenomenon - the typical behavior of a monopoly. My Praguers understand me.
Wednesday afternoon and evening - thick snow fell on Prague. It occurred to him a lot, he was everywhere.
But who would say that due to snow on Wednesday night, public transport will collapse for another week on Tuesday?
Dopravní podnik Praha did not manage the situation. I understand that traffic collapsed on Wednesday, after all, other private carriers and various supplies did not manage the situation. I understand that public transport did not work well on Thursday.
But what I don't understand at all is the reason why public transport (as opposed to private carriers and supply) did not work on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, why it still worked poorly on Monday and still poorly functioning today, Tuesday. And what seems even more absurd to me is that although we all (unfortunately) are obliged to pay public transport tax, although the DPP is unable to meet its obligations to us, the taxpayers, it still sends auditors "on the ground" who fines citizens.
The only normally functioning transport was the metro, ie non-surface transport. The DPP thus issued a recommendation that people use the metro if possible. To make the situation as ridiculous as possible, in the subway you came across auditors at almost every step (not that they would check me, but they checked many others).
So to sum it up: DPP has not been able to meet the obligations it had to its clients for quite some time. The services offered are very limited and less functional. But it makes its clients even more careful to pay for the full version of the services.
Were you looking for an example of monopoly behavior? There is. It's absurd, ridiculous. Let's start thinking about changing service providers.
I wouldn't have such a problem with DPP behavior. In later days, he let the problems know about the problems in advance (although the communication did not work perfectly), the client could voluntarily decide whether service use or not. The DPP would thus theoretically have the right to send a special volley of auditors into the field.
However, we all subscribe to DPP from taxes. Perfect services are prepaid and it was the DPP that did not meet its obligations. It should be we, the taxpayers, who send the auditor to the Transport Company and not the other way around.