Saturday, March 7, 2009

Rider Hall of Shame

Clippin'
Dippin'
The Encroacher
Wide Stance
Arm Barber!
Fetal Seat Hog
Footloose
Don't Mind me
La-Z Boy (or Girl)
Cheekhanger
Super Mega Fail
Ottoman Empire
Oblivious
Happy Thanksgiving from Metro
Your move
Full-On, 4-seat Fail
Everybody cut, everybody cut
Cheekhanger II: Revenge of the Cheeks
Anger Management
Metro Employee Chillaxin'
Cheekhanger III: Pole Strikes Back
Party Down
Doorman
Seatard
Gymnastics Fail
Bus masturbater
Escaheftor
Leg barber
Drunks
If You've Got it, Flaunt it
Abominable Metroman
Seatard II
Where's the Remote
Business Class
Occupy

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Metro, Maryland,DC, and Virginia, need to get serious!!! and crack down on handicap parking. Handicap parking was meant to get persons with phyical handicaps ie, (walking disabilities) close to the station,not free parking.handicap riders pay in the garage and on the lots). Now most everyone parking on meters has a handicap card. Metro is losing more than $100,000.00 each year at one lot alone. Also $1.00/hr to park on a meter is too much!$11.00 a day when you go to work for 8 hrs. verses $4.25 for 24 hrs in a lot or garage. Close this loophole before you raise fares.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you guys are WAY too uptight. You had me sold on the nail clipping, but once I got down to the "wide stance" and the "oblivious", you lost me.

The point is this: It's not my job to anticipate what your metro-riding needs are, it's your job to tell me.

Sometimes I put my bag on the seat next to me for easy access. But I'll gladly move it move it IF YOU ASK ME FOR THE SEAT.

What I won't do is spare you the minor inconvenience of having to ask because of some unwritten metro code of conduct that you all came up with and didn't bother to tell anyone else about.

Until you decide to claim a seat (or standing area), unused space is fair game.

Anonymous said...

Sorry but you are dead wrong on this one. When you keep your crap on an extra seat, you already HAVE claimed it. Keeping it there on a full train is extremely rude. A person should not have to ask you to remove your things to free up the seat; the burden is on YOU. I would not claim that I can stand up in front of you at a movie theater, and that it's incumbent on you to ask me to sit, as an example. This is not some "unwritten code of metro conduct." It's common sense about general ettiquette, which you are obviously lacking. This is a classic example of a self-centered, rude mindset that is unfortunately too common today.

AwesomeGirl said...

SeatHogs will make you ask them to move. Selfish, rude, entitled individuals. SeatHogs.comhas been busting these individuals on a daily basis.

Anonymous said...

I think the "unwritten code of Metro conduct" is as follows:

You CAN put your bag on the seat next to you on a mostly-empty train. However, once the train starts filling up and seats start getting scarce, you must voluntarily move your bag to allow others to sit down next to you, if they wish (without having to ask).

Anonymous said...

"UGH" people are always griping about the escalators being broke, Well if they'd stop putting their strollers and bikes on them, and stop sitting on them so their clothes get caught in the sides, tie their shoe strings then maybe, just maybe they wouldn't "break down" so darn much, New York doesn't even have escalators, and they seem to function quite well, get over it and......
STOP WHINNING

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
Sorry but you are dead wrong on this one. When you keep your crap on an extra seat, you already HAVE claimed it. Keeping it there on a full train is extremely rude. A person should not have to ask you to remove your things to free up the seat; the burden is on YOU. I would not claim that I can stand up in front of you at a movie theater, and that it's incumbent on you to ask me to sit, as an example. This is not some "unwritten code of metro conduct." It's common sense about general ettiquette, which you are obviously lacking. This is a classic example of a self-centered, rude mindset that is unfortunately too common today".

**You are 110% absolutely right. Thank you kindly.

Bullshit Buster said...

Fat people on the metro piss me off. Barely managed to get off some of my stops because they were clogging the car.

Takoma Mama said...

On a related topic, I commute with my 1 y.o. son in a front carrier (i.e., "wearing" him, not in a stroller). I should not have to ask other riders to let me sit -- It's the same as being pregnant except there is NO QUESTION that I am carrying a baby! I am appalled by the number of people who don't offer me a seat - they either pretend I'm not standing in front of them with a baby... or maybe they think I'm carrying him as a recreational hobby???!!

Ever since I was obviously showing when I was 6 months pregnant, I have kept a log of who does and doesn't let me sit -- often with pictures of what I was wearing (in case one might think I was fat vs pregnant) and sometimes of the "offenders" described generally by age, gender, race, and what they were doing that warranted their "right" to sit over a woman carrying a baby (e.g., reading a paper, texting, holding their purse on their lap, obesity, etc). It's become a fascinating daily sociological study at the expense of my slowly compressing spine.

Most incredible are the people who grab a vacated seat as I'm trying to get to it as well as the other seated passengers who see me struggle to maneuver to a vacant seat, lose it, then try to balance myself and baby on the moving metro!

I travel quite a bit and the only place that is worse is NYC -- not something DC should be proud of. The best place: Prague, where rude riders who don't give up a seat to a woman and baby run the very real risk of getting loudly berated by elderly passengers.

Anonymous said...

What bothers me the most is the people who EXPECT me to give up my seat and glare when I don't. You can't tell by the look of me, but I'm a disabled veteran. I have horrible arthritis that is slowly spreading in my spine. It is crushingly painful for me to stand for any period of time. People just ASSUME that I'm healthy and am a jerk. Judging people doesn't define them, it defines you. Think about the person you're judging, maybe they, like me, are in terrible physical pain and not just being an a*hole.

Anonymous said...

How about this.... Metro is quick to fire there operators who talk or text while driving,but I bet the media didnt know that 1 of they're own superintendents was texting while driving,on 295 about 2 weeks ago,& totalled the metro vehicle,brand new vehicle. Ms. Dana Baker,northerns superintendant,an she refused to give up her phone records and metro DID NOT fire her. What is up with that?????

Anonymous said...

WOW thats a true double standard. But METRO is all about keeping "BUDDIES" safe from harm

Anonymous said...

@ Takoma mama...your sense of entitlement is hilarious to me. because you have a baby and i don't, you deserve to sit before i do? lol seriously? i really don't get that. you're not expecting - that, i get. you have a baby strapped to your body which means your hands are free, right? what's interesting is that you would raise the same amount of stink if someone were to, in anyway, accuse you of being lazy or helpless. you would go on for a million years and take notes and log about how you are super mom - capable of leaping tall buildings in a single bound, knitting a sweater while checking homework, cooking dinner and braiding hair...but yet when you ride the metro, you need to sit down. I'll tell you...when I lol...I'm literally laughing out loud at this. wow @ women like you being the reason that the world hates women.

Anonymous said...

Ms. Wannabe Liar Dana Baker is actually a crash test BIG Dummy! METRO should investigate the number of accidents she has been in to include while driving the bus. The broad got promoted after having an accident while driving the bus. I guess if you are in bed with the boss/or shop stewart you can get promoted!!

Anonymous said...

Isn't that a conflict of interest? How can a Union Official be dating a metro superintendent. Are the employees being represented in a bias manner if they are sleeping together?

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! Is that not a conflict of interest? How can a union official date a METRO superintendant and represent the employees in an unbiased manner? What can we as employees do about this because this is so unfair, but yet so typical of METRO. What is so bad is that other Union Officials know about this and turn their heads as if they are in acceptance.

Anonymous said...

How about they are not just SLEEPING together but LIVING together!!! Does this mean that if I get caught for using my cell phone while driving a METRO vehicle and refuse to give up my cell phone records like Mrs. Dana Baker-Ward-Jones, I won't get fired?

Anonymous said...

How many victims...oops, I mean husbands has she had?? Maybe she was texting one them! LOL!!

Anonymous said...

Again, I don't feel that I can be properly represented by my Union Officials when bedside manners and pillow talk continuously cloud the outcome of my issues! The two should be kept separate. This is CRAZY!

This can be a major issue during election time.

Anonymous said...

Instead of texting while driving, she needs to see who that UNION OFFICIAL is texting!

Anonymous said...

What is going on with the paper farecards now? This is crazy even for METRO! I'm gonna form a carpool and park for $6 a day in SW. This beats the overly priced train rides. Plus, they are going back to six car trains when it is already standing car only. What's next?

Anonymous said...

About the Northern Superintendant (lady with all the last names)....maybe the local news and Capitol Hill should get involved with her wrecking METRO property and not turning over her cellphone records. How many more accidents has she been in and what does her driving record hold?????? I remember reading her comment when interviewed about METRO bus drivers from her garage speeding in certain areas and that she was going to investigate them and hold them accountable. Who is going to investigate her and hold her accountable or hold METRO accountable??? LOCAL NEWS or CAPITOL HILL.....

Jen C said...

In re: Takoma Mama,

I have noticed that every time I stand up to offer my seat to anyone pregnant, disabled person, an older person looking weary, or elderly person (and I stand up and stay standing so they know I'm not just offering insincerely), someone else rushes to take the seat I just left.

Jeebus, selfish people.

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