Monday, July 25, 2011
It's Monday and once again, drinking bottled water is illegal in the Metro system.
On Friday, at 5:17 p.m., Metro issued a press release (deleted by Metro. Who knows why. Screengrab) announcing that due to the extreme heat, it would relax the ban on drinking bottled water through Sunday. The email announcing the press release arrived at 6:20 p.m.
Reactions to Metro's move were varied.
There were many who seemed surprised Metro even had a policy banning the drinking bottled water and said they'd been drinking it all along.
It's not exactly cool today; nor will it be tomorrow--or for the rest of the week, for that matter.
According to Metro, Friday's move was not the first step in the relaxation of the policy, adding that Metro Police issued more than 6,600 citations for violating the no eating and drinking policy last year.
Metro's tweets did keep the door open for the possibility of allowing water again, but only under extreme conditions.
Posted by Unsuck DC Metro at 6:48 AM
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