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I finally settled my conscience in regards to a March 16 incident…

May 23, 2005, 10:50 PM

I finally settled my conscience regarding a run-in with Metro’s contractor on March 16 at Stadium-Armory. You may know that Metro has Lunchtalk Online chats twice a month. Last Friday’s chat was with Richard White, Metro’s General Manager/CEO, as well as the two new Red Line managers, BJ Jones and Bob Hester, on improving the Metro system.

So I posted a message entitled Safety practices of Metro canopy construction contractor, where I discussed what happened on that day. Mr. White responded that they would follow up with the contractor, which made me feel much better about the whole incident.

By the way, I originally wrote about this incident in my Journal, in the entry dated March 17, 2005 at 5:37 PM, entitled “All in all, it was a good trip to Washington!

Otherwise, is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that the people with all kinds of religious paraphernalia (a word easier to say than to spell) on their cars are the worst drivers? These are the morons that cut me off in traffic and drive really slow in the passing lane. These same people also drive well below the speed limit in no-passing zones on two-lane roads. I guess they figure that all the religious bumper stickers and license plates somehow give them a license to be awful drivers, since they figure that God will protect them. I know that when I get cut off by these morons and then see all the religious paraphernalia on their cars, I’m naming certain deities myself, but not in a nice way (if you get my drift).

Meanwhile, I’m going to Washington DC again on Wednesday, with the objectives being to photograph some mainline railroad signals near the Minnesota Avenue Metro station for another railfan friend, visit the Infoshop, plus check out this coffee house in College Park called College Perk. Plus I get to railfan the Green Line in the process. Who knows, maybe I’ll get the operator who sounds really enthusiastic. He says, “This is your GREEN line train into Branch Avenue!”  Very enthusiastic and cheerful-sounding person.

So it sounds like I have a pretty fun day planned, don’t you think?

Song: Suzukisan

Quote: "This is your GREEN Line train into Branch Avenue!"

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