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.
@wmata please tell me why I spend $50/week to get to work and yet y’all are consistently terrible? lower the price or raise the standards
— miw-sher (@_SheIsPoison) January 8, 2015
Making my Twitter public/not protected in hopes that @wmata sees this. It should NOT take me over 1 FULL HOUR to go from VIENNA TO BALLSTON
— Sharon Kim (@sharonkim26) January 8, 2015
Hey, @wmata, can I get a refund for my morning commute…since you made me 2 hours late for work??
— Elissa Blattman (@eblattman) January 8, 2015
@wmata why do you hate your customers?
— robisannoyed (@Robisannoyed) January 8, 2015
2) I will smite WMATA with unflattering comparisons to other geographical areas.
— Danny Navarro (@DannyDmoney) January 8, 2015
— Deianeira م ي (@al_kahina) January 8, 2015
Fair question: What good is @wmata transport if it breaks down every time the weather is bad? Other cities don’t have this bad a problem.
— Richard B. Rogers (@1995hoo) January 8, 2015
3) I am actually pretty funny.
ZOD: the Phantom Zone can’t hold me forever, Kal-El SUPERMAN: true, but i know a place that can [hands him a WMATA ticket] ZOD: NOOOOOOOO
— Matt Ford (@fordm) January 8, 2015
I think my legs have atrophied. #wmata
— Kim Michael (@kstansbu) January 8, 2015
If your co-workers are missing today, it wasn’t the Rapture, it was the Redline. #wmata
— Rick Stanbough (@MaSp1engineer) January 8, 2015
4) I am keeping track of how much time I have lost.
This train came in, then offloaded, and reversed. Been told downtown far side. Here more than an hour. pic.twitter.com/9xwBDKSLyN
— Olivier Knox (@OKnox) January 8, 2015
What normally is a 40 min ride turned into an hour and 40 min ride to work. Get it the fuck together @wmata
— robYn. (@robYnthewoRld) January 8, 2015
— Joe Pileggi (@joepileggi) January 8, 2015
20 min commute took 1 1/2 hours Wed and 1 hour Thurs #wmata
— Jenny Miller (@MDarcy27) January 8, 2015
It took 20 minutes to go one stop. #wmata
— Jax La Negra (@jax1125) January 8, 2015
Thank you metro 2.5 hours of my life I cannot get back. #wmata
— Thomas Sweatman (@Tom_Sweatman) January 8, 2015
5) I am still your friend, WMATA.
My unpopular opinion: Where I grew up, going *anywhere* required driving. Even on days like today, I’m grateful WMATA lets me go car-free.
— Zach C. Cohen (@Zachary_Cohen) January 8, 2015
We’ve been holding at College Pk for 4 mins due to single-tracking. Operator is keeping the doors closed to keep heat in. Thanks! #WMATA
— Matt’ Johnson, AICP (@Tracktwentynine) January 8, 2015
6) I demand to know where WMATA’s shit is, and why it is not together.
WTF @wmata rails! Plan accordingly & function on time! Get ur sh*t together! It’s Winter. How bout u let ppl kno about delays ahead of time!
— Monica Valladares (@Mony4evr) January 8, 2015
Come one @wmata get your shit together! We’ve been standing here on the Orange line for 20 minutes waiting for a train. It’s 11 degrees!!!!!
— dbroncos78087 (@dbroncos78087) January 8, 2015
— Carl Mack (@CarlBMack) January 8, 2015
7) I think Washington should lose the Olympics because today’s commute sucked.
I just might hate the IOC enough to want their event ruined by #wmata
— Neil Stevens (@presjpolk) January 8, 2015
— Bella (@MissFabuleuse) January 8, 2015
Real q: how much of a nightmare will @wmata be if DC gets the 2024 Summer Olympics? Nine years to prepare is nowhere near enough.
— Brigid Hogan (@br1gid) January 8, 2015
Delays on every line and broken escalators at both my departure and destination. Oh yeah. DC and #wmata are totally ready for the Olympics.
— Counselor Foyle (@counselorfoyle) January 8, 2015