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Old 01-19-2010, 04:21 PM
 
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My car battery died in the Van Dorn St Metro meter lot and I had to find a way to get it out before I got a parking ticket. I asked a Metro officer and he didn't have jumper cables. I asked the muslims driving taxis and they were gonna charge me a lot and they didnt have cables either. Finally, I just called my mom. Then I locked myself out of my car and three or four people tried to get my door open for 30 minutes. Finally, i got an idea of how to fit the slimjim the cab driver had in my door and caught my car lock. Maybe more stupid than weird but hey it's a story.
Good thing they didn't stereotype, ummm... profile you....
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:52 PM
 
Location: South South Jersey
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Weirdest thing on the Metro... an elderly gentleman (who was actually pretty nicely dressed and unassuming in appearance) stood up and started screaming that the CIA and the FBI were all liars, and we like lambs going to slaughter. I mean, maybe he was right about the CIA and FBI (hee), but what a way to announce it, geez...

Not on the Metro, but my weirdest DC story - just a couple weeks ago, I was at the front of the line at the Crystal City USPS and had a fairly complicated order - an international package, delivery confirmations, etc. - and a woman in line behind me started yelling at me (and about me to other folks in line)... it was basically gibberish, but it involved my being "rude "and "ruining everyone's day" by "not being prepared." (I tried to explain to her that I needed some forms and Priority Mail boxes they had run out of in front, but to no avail.) She also commanded the guy who was waiting on me to make me get out of line. He and the clerk standing next to him exchanged smirks but didn't really confront her. She had one of those small carts used for taking groceries, etc. up into high rise buildings (I'm not mocking - I actually have one of these myself) but it seemed to be full of trash, empty plastic bags from stores, etc.

My roomie just contributed a couple Metro stories - he said a guy on the Metro once asked him if he were with Mussolini. Another guy (on a separate occasion) offered him a piece of pizza.
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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People would yell nasty things at him, especially during the morning commute, when it's very quiet.
I thought NoVA was all sunshine and puppies?
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Not on the Metro, but my weirdest DC story - just a couple weeks ago, I was at the front of the line at the Crystal City USPS and had a fairly complicated order - an international package, delivery confirmations, etc. - and a woman in line behind me started yelling at me (and about me to other folks in line)... it was basically gibberish, but it involved my being "rude "and "ruining everyone's day" by "not being prepared." (I tried to explain to her that I needed some forms and Priority Mail boxes they had run out of in front, but to no avail.) She also commanded the guy who was waiting on me to make me get out of line. He and the clerk standing next to him exchanged smirks but didn't really confront her. She had one of those small carts used for taking groceries, etc. up into high rise buildings (I'm not mocking - I actually have one of these myself) but it seemed to be full of trash, empty plastic bags from stores, etc.
Amazing. You post this, and crickets chirp. I post a while ago about the rude woman at Chick-Fil-A, and I "must be making it up." Why don't people understand that there are more rude people here per capita than other areas?
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Good thing they didn't stereotype, ummm... profile you....
You haven't seen my car. The way it looks you'd pay someone to steal it.
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Some Beach... Somewhere...
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Maybe weird or maybe not, but I was flashed by an attractive young lady on Metro a few years back. She was conservatively dressed in a business suit. We made eye contact and smiled, and she very discretely showed me that she had nothing on under that jacket, and got off at the next stop. Sure made my ride home better for that one day!
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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I thought NoVA was all sunshine and puppies?
They weren't necessarily NoVAns. I took the Metro all the way to L'Enfant Plaza.
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:32 PM
 
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Amazing. You post this, and crickets chirp. I post a while ago about the rude woman at Chick-Fil-A, and I "must be making it up." Why don't people understand that there are more rude people here per capita than other areas?
Because there aren't.

Alicia posted an experience about a rude, possibly mentally ill, person, but didn't extrapolate to claim that Crystal City, or better yet, all of Northern Virginia, was the worst place with the worst people in the world, unlike where she grew up/went to school/formerly lived/never lived but is certain it's better.

She also didn't claim she was so angry about this horrible person that she fantasized about crashing her car into hers.

There is a difference. We don't think NoVA is sunshine and puppies. We also don't think it's overcast and pitbulls.
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Amazing. You post this, and crickets chirp. I post a while ago about the rude woman at Chick-Fil-A, and I "must be making it up." Why don't people understand that there are more rude people here per capita than other areas?
Because they don't think they are rude and defend themselves with "at least we're not LA or NYC rude." At least Hampton Roads can say "We ain't Northern Virginia rude."
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:13 PM
 
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Because they don't think they are rude and defend themselves with "at least we're not LA or NYC rude." At least Hampton Roads can say "We ain't Northern Virginia rude."
And it's a slower pace of life in Tidewater too. At this rate, the Metro---make that the elevated train on the Southside--- will be finished by 2050.
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