On the morning of August 1, 2013, a baby was born on the platform at the L'Enfant Plaza Metro station. In honor of that baby, named Amir Mason (and not, I'm sorry to tell you, Pierre), here's a look back at some of the best jokes tweeted about that unusual situation. Happy birthday, Amir, and thanks for giving me the excuse to trot out the #metrobaby hashtag one more time.
Original post below.
Well, here's something you don't see every day: Metro Transit Police tweeted Thursday morning that a baby had been born on the platform at the L'Enfant Plaza Metro station. Within minutes, #metrobaby was trending as Washingtonians delivered (hehe) their best jokes about the occasion. See below for some examples—and leave yours in the comments.
Baby will go down in history for being the first person to ever arrive ahead of schedule at a Metro stop.— delrayser (@delrayser) August 1, 2013
sounds like that kid was in a RUSH PLUS, amirite?!?!? RT @metrotransitpd: A baby was just delivered ON THE PLATFORM at L'Enfant Plaza.— Aaron Morrissey (@amorrissey) August 1, 2013
@saralang will she have to wait 22 minutes for the next train to take her to the hospital?— Evan Halperin (@Evan_Halperin) August 1, 2013
Stupid baby, probably doesn't even know to stand to the right.— delrayser (@delrayser) August 1, 2013
"Excuse me, is that your baby?"— Sarah N. Emerson (@SarahNEmerson) August 1, 2013
When informed of the birth, the L'Enfant Plaza stationmaster shrugged, said there's nothing he can do, went back to reading BBW magazine.— monkeyrotica (@monkeyrotica) August 1, 2013
Metro baby later arrested for eating on platform. Mother cited as accomplice. #MetroBaby— John Fleury (@Buffalo_Theory) August 1, 2013
As an online editor, it would have been much better for traffic if the #MetroBaby's parents had boarded that train yesterday.— Benjamin R. Freed (@brfreed) August 1, 2013