May 02, 2006

More Random Commuter Observations

The entire south side of E Street from 10th to 9th was jammed solid with teenaged tourons this morning, so thick that I was reduced to a) walking in the street and b) making sarcastic comments to their herders.

In following up on my musings of yesterday on the subject, I've come up with a few more collective nouns:

A purgatory of tourons
A quicksand of tourons
A Sargasso Sea of tourons
A Dunciad of tourons
A Kansas of tourons

Many people have written in to ask why I don't simply walk on the other side of the street. Well, I can't - the sidewalk is closed because of construction. The other alternative is to swing all the way down to Pennsylvania Avenue, but I'll be damned if I'm going an extra block out of my way just for some stupid kids.

Posted by Robert at May 2, 2006 08:01 AM | TrackBack

I like either a Fannypack or a Kansas of tourons.

Posted by: The Colossus at May 2, 2006 08:32 AM

I like the "fannypack of tourons" as well, but was also thinking along the lines of:

a memory of tourons
a scrapbook of tourons

Thankfully they don't wander into my neck of Arlington so I haven't had to deal with them.

Posted by: beth at May 2, 2006 08:42 AM

you do realize that you are now officially OLD -- coomplaining about stupid teenagers.

Posted by: rbj at May 2, 2006 09:50 AM

Except that I complained about them when I WAS one. Also, a girl I dated in college once accused me of being born 50 years old.

Young whippersnappers!

Posted by: Robbo the LB at May 2, 2006 09:57 AM

Here in Oregon the issue isn't packs of them on the street, it's RV's carrying them along 2-lane highways at 15 MPH.

Posted by: Brian B at May 2, 2006 02:29 PM

Brian - that would be "a road-rage of tourons", I think.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at May 2, 2006 02:38 PM

You would have gotten away with it, if it weren't for those darn kids!

Frumpy old men unite!

Posted by: Sinner at May 3, 2006 07:16 AM