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DC Metro Riders: Pants Pissers

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Uncle.Ruckus, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Also, vomiters, excessive sweaters and panickers.

    http://gawker.com/5980981/im-certain-more-than-one-person-had-pissed-themselves-every-straphangers-worst-nightmare
     
  2. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    It's pathetic that things deteriorated as quickly as they did, but Metro just gets worse and worse. Imagine if this happened in NYC. The New York Post would be calling for the head of the MTA.
     
  3. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Ugh. The DC Metro is terrible. I ride it as infrequently as possible. Most times, I'd rather drive through that miserable traffic and those miserable one-way streets and pay $20 to park in a garage 7 blocks from where I need to be.
     
  4. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    Me, too. I have an early train tomorrow morning and I have a feeling I'm going to spring for a cab rather than risk getting delayed and/or getting a conductor who can't drive smoothly such that I end up wanting to puke.
     
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  5. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    The passengers are elligible for a refund.
    so that's nice.
     
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I remember using the Metro in the late 1980s, and it was clean and efficient. How long has it been in the dumper?
     
  7. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    I'd say things have gone really bad in the last five years or so. Their head of PR is Baghdad Bob-like in his ridiculousness.
     
  8. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    The last time I was on it was probably 3 years or so ago at this point, but I thought it was pretty clean and efficient as well. It really must have gone downhill quickly.
     
  9. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    It's still mostly clean. And t can be efficient. But not consistently, which is a problem for a transit system. Some of it is just age/infrastructure breakdown, some of it is inherent system inefficiency (no third set of tracks, for example, so they can't run express trains and a train breakdown leads to single-tracking in both directions) and some of it is horrible management and employees that don't give a shit.
     
  10. jackfinarelli

    jackfinarelli Member

    "Horrible management and employees that don't give a shit" is the eessence of the Metro experience for riders. It is the Devil's Exacta...
     
  11. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Honestly, I probably overreact to it. Especially since I really only use it every few months. But people who use it every day? That's when you get the real complaints. I'm just a nobody who doesn't really use Metro all that much anyway. But I still try to avoid it whenever possible.
     
  12. ucacm

    ucacm Active Member

    I lived in DC for two years, and I found most of the complaints completely overrated by entitled douchebags, but I'd agree that the "station managers" are completely worthless.
     
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