Wednesday, August 17, 2005

On the train in Nowheresville

It’s getting stranger, I tell you. Riding the
subway from Vienna Station to Franconia-
Springfield, at every stop the woman driving the
train said in an over-elocuted voice, “A-ten-
tion, customers. This is a Metro Safety Tip. Pay
attention to your surroundings. Look up from your
newspapers and blackbirds [it sounded like,
though nobody seemed to be carrying any sort of
bird at all] every now and then. Report
suspicious activity to Metro employees

Then—I can’t stand it: “Let’s be pre-pared, not

When will they outlaw back-packs, purses, cameras
overcoats...? Why not make a list and send it to
your Congresstwit?

Fred's rant.