May 11, 2010

Random Commuter Observation

Lately, the Metro in Dee Cee, in addition to covering the station walls and the sides of some of its cars with advertising posters, has taken to putting them on the station floors.

I have two objections to this.

In the first place, I feel it is an unwarranted intrusion. There ought to be at least one place that people can look without having to see advertising, and hitherto the floor has always been something of a sanctuary.

In the second, some of the ads feature pictures of a pair of smiling young ladies. And you may call me silly, but I have scruples about, well, stepping on them. It just doesn't seem right.

Also, I can't help pointing out that after a couple days' worth of foot traffic, the floor ads start looking pretty grungy despite being cleaned.

Anyhoo, I hope Metro doesn't keep this up.

Posted by Robert at May 11, 2010 08:18 AM | TrackBack

The floor sounds odd - are they trying to catch the people who are walking with their heads down while texting?

It's the ads on the inside of the bathroom stall doors that I resent most. If you deserve to be left in peace anywhere, it's there.

Posted by: Diane at May 11, 2010 10:08 AM

Haven't seen those yet. But I have been known to turn the magazine around in the basket we keep in the downstairs loo because I didn't like the idea of whoever was on the cover watching me.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at May 11, 2010 02:15 PM
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