fauxklore (fauxklore) wrote,

Top Prize for Cluelessness

The tortoise tourist herds are out in force for the inauguration. They stand on the left on Metro escalators and don't have the common decency to let people get off the train before they surge onto it.

However, this morning (which actually featured a relatively uncrowded commute), I encountered the dumbest of them all. As I was walking along the sidewalk of the Vienna Metro station, a woman called out to me from the parking lot. "Where's the Metrorail?" she asked. "I don't see any rail."

I had to explain that she was driving in the parking lot of the Metrorail station and that she needed to park her car and walk into the station.

By the way, the line for people purchasing fare cards was all the way backed up from inside the station to the Cue bus shelters at four this afternoon. The only events I know of tonight are a few balls. None of the people I saw in line looked remotely as if they were dressed for a ball.

I'm glad I can work from home tomorrow. I printed out several things to read. I also need to finish writing a research proposal (which has been lurking around for a few years but, thanks to management changes, looks like it will actually get submitted this time) and maybe work on a presentation proposal for an upcoming workshop.
Tags: kvetching, metro, work

  • 2020 - Year in Review

    This is definitely the latest I am doing a year in review. 2020 was, obviously, a challenging year. The biggest thing that happened was retiring (in…

  • Story Swap #3

    The Virginia Storytelling Alliance had a story swap in the early evening. It was nice to see a lot of folks who I don't see very often (because some…

  • Story Swap #2

    I accomplished a few things today. I sorted out some papers to shred. And I got the grocery shopping done. Now that Chanukah is over, Safeway had a…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded