June 10, 2008

Random Commuter Observation - Tourons Behaving Badly Division

That certain emptiness regular readers may find themselves feeling these days can no doubt be explained in part by the fact that so far this year I have not indulged in my annual ranting and raving about the tourons that flock to Your Nation's Capital.

Well, folks, help is on the way.

I was walking up E Street this morning behind a party of very fat, very loudly dressed out-of-towners. For some perverse reason, one fellah in the party seemed to be taking a real pleasure in snapping pics of the three or four bums and derelicts strewn on benches and in doorways along the way, and then showing the pics to the rest of his companions.

Friends, unless you're collecting data for some sociological study, don't do this. Gawking is bad enough, but snapping pics is even worse. Whatever their condition, these are still people, not side-show attractions. Simple respect would dictate that you leave them alone.

Posted by Robert at June 10, 2008 08:45 AM | TrackBack

The touron probably mistook them for Congressmen. It's an easy mistake to make.

Posted by: Any A. Mouse at June 10, 2008 08:55 AM

I can promise you that I will only take pictures of those really important things when we arrive next month.

Posted by: GroovyVic at June 10, 2008 10:57 AM

Any A. Mouse, that is a comparison that is unfair to bums and derelicts.

Posted by: rbj at June 10, 2008 12:12 PM

If you tried that in San Francisco they'd wake up and demand money from you for infringing on their copyright. And the bums would too.

Posted by: DirtCrashr at June 11, 2008 03:14 PM