No manners on Metro
After 10 years of riding Metro to Union Station to catch the MARC train, I thought I had seen every form of self-centered, rude behavior. But on Monday I found out I was wrong.
About 4:10 p.m., I was jammed on the short escalator that carries people up to the hallway to the MARC and Amtrak trains. A man flipped up the cover on the emergency stop button on the down escalator, pressed it and brought the escalator, which was carrying people, to a sudden halt. He then bounded up the stopped escalator. I yelled after him, "Did you just press the emergency stop button?" He replied: "You bet."
I wish I had yelled, "Stop, thief, that man in the raincoat just stole my wallet," if only to make sure he missed his train. It would have been worth missing mine just to hear his explanation to a transit cop.
Jack Purdy, Baltimore
| November 25, 2010; 5:44 PM ET
Categories: D.C., Metro, transportation
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