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Old 06-06-2007, 11:35 AM   #46
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This is pretty long, but I have to really get this out. You would have to ride the Metro here in D.C. to appreciate this one.

During rushing hour everyone stands to the right and those that want to move freely do so on the left side. Even if no one is actually moving up or down the left side, the passengers standing on the right never break ranks. This is an unspoken Metro code. It's almost like train ettiquette. (this rule always applies except when I'm trashed)

Every now and then, however, you'll get these knuckle heads that just stand there talking to their boyfriend or girl, on their cell, or they're just from out of town. I usually have no problem with folks travelling or visiting. Trust me, you know who they are!

Well one day the line was so backed up on the left side (are you guys following me?) because someone at the very front just refused to move. So I hear my train barrelling down the tunnell...I'm thinking I know someone closer than me is going to either push this asshole or say something! By this time I can actually see people boarding, the escalator seemed to have slowed some, and old boy is at the front picking his nose, I guess! Without even thinking I blurted, "getta outta da way!".

You ever see the credit card commercial where everyone is swiping their credit card and moving with the flow, then this one guy pulls out cash and screws everything up? Then after he leaves everything starts to move again. Yeah, that's how it looked after I yelled at the guy.
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Old 06-06-2007, 11:41 AM   #47
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Re: What REALLY grinds your gears?

I basically quit a decent paying job in DC because I hated taking Metro everyday. Christmas time and when the Cherry Blossoms bloomed were by far the worst.
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AMD, you mean to tell me you didn't get enough tips from your Spider Man impersonations on the Metro?
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AMD, you mean to tell me you didn't get enough tips from your Spider Man impersonations on the Metro?
Hahaha, no, they didn't go over as well with the 7am work crowd as they did with the post-Caps game crowd. People are too uptight in the morning.
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Old 06-06-2007, 01:36 PM   #50
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I hate hate hate the metro!!!! Rode it for two years. I would rather sit in the world's worst traffic jam then ride that horrible POS!

You know when you have been riding it to long when you can play this game. Name all the spots from where you start to your end destation, also tell me which side the doors open on (left or right) at each of those stops, whether it is a underground station or above ground, and does it have parking.

I use to know this for my trip and I rode back and fourth everyday from Vienna to Woodly Park. So horrible.

If you are not having a bad day go spend some time grabing connecting trains in Metro center between 5am and 9am or 4pm to 7pm, that will surely ruin your day!
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I remember trying to rush home so that my family could go out for MY birthday dinner after work a few years back. Rushing home doesn't work when you're riding the Metro, and that day it was especially bad because apparently one train decided to try to hump another one...



I think it took me an extra 2 hours to get home and by that time it was too late to get anything besides pizza or fast food.
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Old 06-06-2007, 01:45 PM   #52
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That's a great story 12th. What always amazes me about the Metro in DC is how inevitably at every station, at least one escalator isn't working. And there have been at least a handful of times that I've been in the middle of a long escalator ride and suddenly it just stops.

I think Toronto actually has the best subway system I've been on.
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Not pushing in the clutch enough when I shift.
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Not pushing in the clutch enough when I shift.
The fact that my power steering and some related parts are busted and it looks like it's going to cost me around $1000 to get it all fixed.
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AHHH! YES. Topical humor at it's best!
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I rode the metro for 5 years... now I either drive or take my companies shuttle.
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Old 06-06-2007, 03:01 PM   #57
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That's a great story 12th. What always amazes me about the Metro in DC is how inevitably at every station, at least one escalator isn't working. And there have been at least a handful of times that I've been in the middle of a long escalator ride and suddenly it just stops.

I think Toronto actually has the best subway system I've been on.

Man, you bring up another "grind my gears." It seems lately one escalator isn't working. Again, it's usually during peak hours when everyone's either running late, pissed at their spouse, or hate their job!

So the train pulls up to the station, the doors open, everyone pours off and quickly scurries to the one working escalator going down. Of course, fifty or sixty people just can't get on the escalator together, so everything hinges on the first two or three assholes taking that first step onto the the moving contraption beneath their feet.

Now here's what grinds my gears. It's that split second when they get to the top of the escalator and suddenly become hyptnotized by the black piece of rotating metal. Now the other 100 assholes behind the first two or three are now bottle necked and looking on in Matrix style slow motion!

Here's what I've also found, it doesn't matter if they're an attorney, CPA, construction worker, teacher, Judge, our just your random thug, they all suffer from this momentary lapse of memory and how they performed this rudimentary function just the previous day (except me of course when I'm trashed)

I swear this old lady, had to be in her 70s, elbowed the hell out of me, hopped the bottom three stairs and jumped the train before it pulled off. Now she had it figured out!

I guess I should call this confessions of a Metro commuter.
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Idiots who believe in wacky conspiracy theories.

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People are dumb as sh*t really. I hate most people for that reason.
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