I am still in the Washington DC Metro area, and would be here for a few more days. I lived in DC for four years; I moved here right after college for a job. It was hard the first two years, but I began to like it in my third year and then loved it in the last few months before I moved back to Minneapolis. I did not need a car in DC; I got around on the metro transit system. I have visited DC thrice since my move, and I am always reminded of what frustrated me about riding the train apart from the delayed trains and the broken escalators:some P.E.O.P.L.E on the train! Here are my top five DC Metro train pet-peeves and a few extras...
5. People who disclose their personal, non-personal and business details on the train. Whether you are on the phone or talking to someone two inches from you, no-one cares what you had for dinner last night, we can smell it on your stinky breath anyways. If you have to disclose who you made out with over the weekend, then do it in hush tones. I think I am more annoyed at the volume than the disclosure.
1. People who sit their bags and extra what-nots on the seat while others stand, and have the nerves to give you the "WHAT?' look. Excuse me selfish jerk...WHAT had happen was you putting your ugly toes on the seat that my fine butt should be sitting on?
a. People who read books as they walk in or out of the train. Boo, can you hear the train chimes indicating the doors are about to close? We are all trying to get on so I hope the train doors close on your freaking hands, shred your books to pieces and clip your finger nails. Maybe that would teach you a lesson.
b. People who have a meal including appetizer, entree and desert on the train. Excuse me, this is not your favorite diner and neither is it your couch. Get it together.
c. People who block the entrance to the train. Why do people not let you get off the train before trying to get on? Can the outgoing passengers get off before you try to wiggle in? I think it is selfish if you stand right in front of the doors knowing people are coming off especially during rush hours. Please take a glance to your right and left at the people standing to the side of the doors...they are the ones going to heaven...you on the other hand are heading to... (pick a destination)
Ignore my tone...these are pet-peeves for a reason. :)
Back to my happy place. I had plans to be in New York for Memorial day weekend, but my dear friend from Philadelphia will be in DC, so I am staying put. We are about to rip the city apart. :) I love my friends
If you live in DC or have been, what are your pet peeves about the train system and/or the city? Or what are your pet peeves about the city you live in?
PS: Post was first published as Day 7 for About 30 Day Challenge. It was edited for this post.
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