Back up and quiet down. Thanks. (Updated)Posted: November 23, 2009
*Here’s the link to the post w/ video regarding this post: http://wp.me/phpQ6-7G“
I wish I had a video to publish with this post, but the issue at hand must be discussed. I want to bring attention to something that I feel effects quite a few Washingtonians. Have any of you ever arrived to a Metro station in the early morning and had to deal with 2 to 3 newspaper distributors? I mean one is enough, but when you have multiple men (as I have yet to see a female distributor) giving out newspapers it just seems like overkill! Now, I understand that newspapers like The Washington Post and the Enquirer need to get their papers distributed, but when they are blocking commuters entrance to a station there’s a problem.
I get off at Eastern Market once in a while in the morning and what I see scares me. The man who passes out the Enquirer seems to be pretty mild, but the Express guy and whoever else that he competes with (I haven’t seen the newspaper he represents) constantly are blocking the escalators. In addition to their blockage nature, they enjoy screaming such memorable quotes like: “Have a nice day!” or ” Hello ma’am. Have a nice day”.
I’m sure I’m overreacting here, but imagine the problems that could erupt from a crowded train entrance. Seeing how it is early in the morning and the majority of commuters are in possession of very hot drinks,there’s a chance that someone could suffer some bad burns. All I ask for is that the newspaper guys to back up a tad bit.