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What Kind of Metro Complainer Are You?

The seven stages of giving Metro grief.

Photo by Flickr user Joseph Gruberr.

During Thursday morning’s miserable commute, patterns emerged among people complaining on Twitter. Please use these convenient categories when complaining on the way home:

1) I say you are out to get me personally, WMATA.

2) I will smite WMATA with unflattering comparisons to other geographical areas.

3) I am actually pretty funny.

4) I am keeping track of how much time I have lost.

5) I am still your friend, WMATA.

6) I demand to know where WMATA’s shit is, and why it is not together.

7) I think Washington should lose the Olympics because today’s commute sucked.

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Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian in late 2014. He was previously with the Poynter Institute,, and Washington City Paper. His book A Bigger Field Awaits Us: The Scottish Soccer Team That Fought the Great War was published in 2018. He lives in Del Ray.