When I first signed up for DC Text Alert, I figured, hey, awesome, this is a great way to tell me when there are major closings I need to know about, or problems in the city I should try to avoid, but today reached a new low. With additional terrorist actions in London today, and Metro monitoring the situation, DC EMA decided to send out a text message reading:
Due to the events that have occurred in London, the national threat level has not changed. An orange alert still exists for transit authorities only. Law enforcement officials will continue to monitor the situation in London.
Essentially, “Nothing is wrong, don’t worry.”
Thank you DC EMA for making me spend $0.10 to know that nothing is any different. Why don’t you send me a message later today that says “Still nothing wrong.” and charge me again? How about one tomorrow morning that says “Nope, still safe!”
C’mon DC EMA, your service is great, but it’s diluted by this sort of utter crap.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs