Thursday, March 5, 2009
The late Mitch Hedberg said "Escalators can't break- they can just temporarily become stairs. We're sorry for the convenience." This is true everywhere except the Foggy bottom Metro stop, which has 3 escalators that have never all been working at the same time. One is usually shut down and torn up, and if you are lucky, one will be running. Keep in mind this is the most subsidized city in the world. Mitt Romney likes to say, "I don't want the people who ran the Hurricane Katrina cleanup running our healthcare system." Well, I don't want the people who run the escalators in DC running much of anything.
PS - all the usual disclaimers. (I should just be glad I'm alive, have a job, just be glad you don't live in sub-saharan Africa, etc. etc.) I know it's not a big deal, I just think for all our money they throw at metro they could have the escalators work at one of their busiest stops.