This is the front of the S1 bus this morning, filled to capacity.
Even the often empty area past the back door is elbow to eyeball with passengers.
Yet what happens when we stop to let on passengers? The silent bus driver allows over anxious wanna-be riders to cram the bus more.
At some point, passed often on cold or wet mornings, kindness to fellow man becomes a danger to other men.
WMATA, how about adding a gentle but firm, “Sorry, the bus is full. Please catch the next bus,” training to your bus driver skill set?
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