Metro Ad Stealer?


So here I am on the Orange Line, listening to an audio book on my very stealable music player while I head for Foggy Bottom, when this random guy in khaki shorts and a golf shirt reaches for a Hillwood ad on the train bulkhead, pulls it out of its receptacle, proceeds to read it like it was a newspaper, then gets off the train at Foggy Bottom and walks off with the ad rolled up in his hands. He doesn’t exactly look like a Metro worker.

Okay, WTF? Clueless tourist thinking Metro ads are “take-a-penny, leave-a-penny” deals? Obsessed Hillwood fan and memorabilia collector? Some kind of Marjorie Merriweather Post hater on a quest to minimize DC’s exposure to Hillwood material? Graphic designer of the ad getting a copy for his portfolio? Or just Metro staff tending to train ads on a casual Friday? We report. You deride.*

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs* Yeah, yeah, I know, not an original crack, but hey, don’t let that stop you deriding.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Roving Asian mendicant, can occasionally be seen wandering the streets of downtown Washington, muttering unintelligible gibberish to passers-by while pushing a “bag lady” shopping cart full of old blankets, American flags, soda cans, and healthy secondhand snacks from organic food shop dumpsters. Used to live in a cardboard box at 16th and K but the rent was too expensive.

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