Northern charm, Southern efficiency

Tourist Season in DC

The next stop comes. An old lady, a Hispanic, and an Indian are last getting on a packed metro car. The Indian yells at the Hispanic for not moving to the center of the car quicker. The Hispanic retorts there is an elderly lady he was letting get to a seat first. The Indian man gets angrier for being proven wrong. Everyone packed around the two are now angry at the Indian.

The next stop comes. Two white guys are already on the crammed car with a muslim woman getting on. One white guy starts to ask if the lady would like the open seat (trying to fight the negativity that built from the last station’s episode). Mid-sentence the second white guy busts through the first white guy’s arms claiming he is 63 years old and completely legitimate for the right to sit in the elderly/handicapped seat next to the door. The first white guy responds patiently, which the second guy snaps at asking what had been said. The first responds politely and honestly that he thought the second looked quite healthy for being 63 years old and turns to the muslim woman with an apologetic shrug of the shoulders. Everyone packed around the second white guy are now angry at him. Everyone questions the goodness of humanity.

The next stop comes.

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3 Comments

  1. Awkward. Can cut the tension with a knife…

  2. Felicia

     /  April 13, 2010

    Dude. Can’t we all just get along?

  3. Paul

     /  April 14, 2010

    Yep, gotta love humanity. I had my first bout with B.O. on the metro just the other day…all those arms up to hold on… Good thing we’re not here this summer.

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