Who IS this woman?

So there’s this woman, and I’ve never gotten annoyed enough to take her photo, but every time I see her, she’s doing the same thing.

She’s in a Metro station, and she has invariably taken up one of the only two fare machines that takes plastic, and she’s loading TONS of nickels and dimes into the thing, one at a time, while a line forms behind her of impatient commuters who just want to swipe their cards and load $20 onto their SmarTrips.

She never picks one of the farecard machines that doesn’t take credit cards or do SmarTrip. She doesn’t pick the ones that do SmarTrip with cash and farecards only. Instead, she picks one of the two busiest machines and spends several minutes loading a week’s worth of small change into the thing while a restless mob grows behind her.

Gah. Who IS this chick and can I grab her and teach her some Metro manners?

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Tiffany Baxendell Bridge is an Internet enthusiast and an incurable smartass. When not heckling the neighborhood political scene on Twitter, she can be found goofing off with her ukulele, Bollywood dancing, or obsessing about cult TV. She is That Woman With the Baby In the Bar.

Tiffany lives in Brookland with her husband Tom, son Charlie, and two high-maintenance cats. Read why Tiffany loves DC.

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