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Away From Home

Friday, November 11, 2005

Real Men of Genius

As seen on Craigslist:

The Washington Metro Presents: Real Men of Genius
(Real Men of Genius)

Today we salute you, Mr. Arm Shoved Through Metro Door Commuter.
(Mr. Arm Shoved Through Metro Door Commuter)

Without your unwavering commitment to board a train that comes every four minutes, fellow commuters would have to arrive at their jobs on time.
(no one hopes you make it)

Armed with nothing more than an Express, you squirm furiously, undeterred by the total loss of circulation in your right arm.
(your fingers are turning red)

Please stand clear of the doors? I think not. While others may heed these warnings, you dare to push the envelope, and all others within five feet of the doorway.
(no one else matters)

So crack open an ice cold beer, oh gatekeeper of the Green Line, because Metro may Open Doors but you keep 'em that way.
(Mr. Arm Shoved Through Metro Door Commuter)


  • How do you like that? Three minutes after updating for the first time in who-knows-when, and you've already got your adoring readers commenting away.

    By Blogger ChrisHarrop, at 11/11/2005 02:09:00 PM  

  • I remember this one time a tourist tried to use her purse to stop the Metro doors, only the train just took her bag away and took off down the rail while she stared at the train in horror.

    Fortunately, her friend was on the train and grabbed it before someone else (like me) took it.

    Stupid tourist.

    By Blogger Logan C. Adams, at 11/11/2005 04:24:00 PM  

  • One time my roommate saw a lady with a toddler running for the train, and as the doors closed, the lady reached out and stuck her kid inside.

    No kidding.

    Fortunately though, the doors opened back up, and she was able to get in. But still, what in the WORLD was she thinking??

    By Blogger Scott, at 11/11/2005 05:37:00 PM  

  • You should update more. I can't believe anyone would just shove their kid inside! How horrid!

    By Blogger Mela, at 11/14/2005 02:01:00 PM  

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