I hope reps from WMATA are reading these stories about harassment on Metro because it’s becoming too frequent. This story is tame compared to other ones that I’ve contributed and ones others have contributed, but it’s still annoying.
This morning [Monday, June 1] I was at Rhode Island Metro waiting for a train to Shady Grove, listening to my MP3 and staring off into space. I’m standing directly behind the bumpy section of the tiles, which I felt was at a decent distance to wait for the train. There weren’t too many passengers waiting on the platform and there was plenty of room for people to walk behind me.
Out of the blue I felt a presence blocking my line of vision and caught me off guard. Too close for comfort a Metro employee (I assume by how he was dressed that he was a custodian) walked directly past me, along the bumpy tiles/lights. He stared at me for a quick second before mumbling “Hi, howya doin’?” If that guy were one inch closer he probably would’ve been rubbing against me as he walked…ew.
“Ew,” I said. “Dude, you are TOO CLOSE!”
He mumbled something under his breath and continued on his way, but was now walking further from the edge of the platform, closer to the stalls and benches. Honestly, what was his intention for doing that? Was he trying to scare me?! Why did he need to be so close up on me?! Nasty creep.
This happened at about 9:05 this morning (6/1/09) at Rhode Island Avenue Metro.
WMATA, are you reading these stories? You really need to do something about these creepy employees and passengers sexually harassing us! Your fares are too expensive for us to be putting up with this mess!
Location: Rhode Island Avenue Metro
Submitted by Anonymous
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