Step back, doors closing -- sucker!
By Nicolas Wical
Normally, I am not one to complain about Metro service. I’m used to the crowds and the jostling. It comes with working in the District. But a recent morning’s trip was by far the rudest I’ve ever encountered.
The morning train was crowded as usual; however, the Metro operator decided to offload the train, allegedly because of a problem with the doors. Understandable and reasonable — if it had been true. But once a number of people had exited the train, she shut the doors and told those who were still on board that they were lucky and could stay. She then left to resume her normal route while the rest of us stood on an already-crowded platform. Forty-five minutes later, I managed to get on another train.
I understand crowding and doors that won’t shut. I certainly understand that there are times when trains must be off-loaded. But if you have to do so, out of fairness, shouldn’t everyone have to get off?
You, Ms. Metro Operator, added a great deal of stress to your passengers lives at an already busy time of year.
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