Not In Service

A “Not In Service” bus filled with people approached the stop this morning (it had a bad sign), and a woman asked me which bus it was. As I answered her question (as best as I could since I was just as clueless as she was about it), I hear “Good morning.” I continue talking to the woman then hear “Good morning” barked again, louder. I turn around and see two custodial servicemen standing around waiting for an answer. It’s not that they said “Good morning” to me, because if someone says that to me (and I know it’s being said directly to me, not to the back of my head) I’ll respond in kind. It’s the fact that I was talking to someone else and that I was supposed to stop what I was doing and give attention to men whose attention I never asked for in the first place. Out of all those people who use Rosslyn Metro, why single me out? I just looked at them and went on with my business.

Submitted by Anonymous on 6/2/2010

Location: Rosslyn Metro

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3 responses to “Not In Service

  1. metro custodians? you should try making a complaint – nothing will happen, but it might make you feel a little better!

  2. Anonymous from Rosslyn Metro

    They had a different non-Metro logo on their safety vests, so I don’t think they were Metro-affiliated.

    I wish I took a closer look at their vests to see what company they represented! If I see them again I definitely know what to do.

    Thanks, cathy!

  3. you go, anon!

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