Courtesy on the Metro

May 27, 2009

In the Washington Post Express there was an article about the lack of courtesy metro riders show towards people with disabilities by not offering them their seats.  The picture they used to make their point was of a blind woman and her seeing eye dog standing in the aisle holding onto one of the support poles.  All I could think of was, ‘Do her legs not work either?’



  1. I know you’re not a fan, but Gene Weingarten said once a person berated him on the metro for not getting up and offering his seat to a pregnant lady. He stood up, apologized, then limped (just a little exaggeration on the limp – he just had a double knee replacement) away, leaving the berater with egg on his face.

  2. zing

  3. I think the idea was that she was unable to see if there were open seats elsewhere in the car, so by filling the handicapped seats she was forced to stand whether there were other seats available or not.

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