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Ticket in the gate. Not as good as Dick in a box, but I could see JT rapping to it.

December 7th, 2007 · 6 Comments · Clarendon, Metro, Tourons (Tourist + Moron)

6 PM at the exit gates of Clarendon Metro Station:

Bewildered woman: “Excuse me, can I ask you a really dumb question? How do I get out of here?”

Man: “Um, you mean the station?”

Woman: “yes”

Man: “you go up that escalator up there.”

Woman: “No, I mean like how do I get out of right here?”

Man: “Uh, remember how you got in with a ticket?”

Woman: “yeah”

Man: “put the ticket in the gate.”

6 Comments so far ↓

  • Amaduli

    Oh come on. That’s not very remarkable. Most places I’ve been don’t require your ticket at exit. This was a completely expected and normal interchange.

  • Lloyd Midgard

    in her defense, many subway systems don’t require a ticket to exit, just to enter

  • Sean Robertson

    We should implement a ban on helping people through those gates – maybe we could finally keep the idiots out of our fair city. ;-)

  • dj-jas

    sounds like an idiot – it’s not that hard to see the little slot that takes the ticket. and a lot of tourists haven’t really been on metro systems in any city – it’s not like they’re mixing us up with new york or something.

  • cjc

    Still, tourists should do their research before going to a different city. Before I go *anywhere* I research how to get around and how things work. It’s called the Internet; everyone can access it at home, work, or the library. WMATA’s site makes it clear.

  • Dave S.


    A ban on helping people out of the Metro system would actually keep more idiots in our fair city, clogging up the Metro to boot.

    The more assistance we give them, the quicker they are out of the way. Unless, of course, you work at Air and Space.

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