June 18, 2009

Random Commuter Observations

The Dee Cee Metro has recorded announcements about safety, door-closing and the like, that begin, "First time riding Metro?........Great!"

The inclusion of that interjection increasingly annoys me, in part because I hate faux enthusiasm and in part because of the mere possibility that the WMATA thinks somebody down the platforms is actually answering the question.

On a totally different note, what's the adjective form of monsoon? Monsoonic? Monsoonal? Monsoonian? Whatever it is, it certainly applies to the weather round here these days.

Posted by Robert at June 18, 2009 08:06 AM | TrackBack

I first noticed those messages post inaugural. I am just happy those stupid Pepsi banners have finally come down. I thought I was in an old Batman TV show and kept waiting for the POWWWW!!!!!, ZOWEEEEE!!!! and CRUNCH!!! banners.

Posted by: Mike at June 18, 2009 12:01 PM

My Niece did some post-grad work at George Mason U. She also worked part time in DC proper so spent a lot of time on the Metro. I asked her about it and she said it was a pretty efficient system. She also added that while riding it, on rare occasions, she actually ran into another American....

Posted by: Tbird at June 18, 2009 05:08 PM