June 23, 2009

Random Commuter Observation

Just to reassure our two or three remaining readers out there that yes, I am perfectly all right following yesterday's Metro crash. The Red Line serves the Mur'land suburbs, while I shuttle in and out of Northern Virginny on the Orange.

Indeed, I didn't even learn until this morning just how bad the wreck was. All during rush hour itself, the Metro p.a. system kept making veiled references to a "situation" but did not provide any details. I figured it was just another breakdown. And since it didn't directly affect my own ride, I didn't pay it any more attention.

From the conversations I overheard this morning, popular opinion seems to be that "someone had blundered," and the crash was the result of simple Metro incompetence.

Posted by Robert at June 23, 2009 07:13 AM | TrackBack

Blundered? Someone blundered in DC? Inconceivable!

(with apologies for making light of a tragedy).

Posted by: rbj at June 23, 2009 08:39 AM

Thanks for checking in Robbo. You were the first person I thought of when I heard of the crash. Glad you are safe.

Posted by: babs at June 23, 2009 10:34 AM

Glad you are ok. Like Babs, you were the first commuter I thought about.

Posted by: Jordana at June 23, 2009 01:35 PM

Glad to hear all is well. Hard to imagine the powers-that-be in D.C. keeping the citizens in the dark about a "situation"!

Posted by: Night Writer at June 24, 2009 02:36 PM