Monday, July 31, 2006

Identity theft . . .

. . . or something like it.

So, I'm reading the WaPo Express's article about the design of the new metro cars, and after looking at the pretty pictures, I scroll down to post a comment, and lo and behold, I find comment #2:

I don't understand where (short) people (like me) are supposed to hold on, if standing in the aisle? It seems like there are no convenient handrails?
Posted by dara July 31, 2006 04:24 PM

Apparently, not only is there a second Dara in D.C., but she's also short -- and she stole my friggin' comment.*

I am very unnerved.


*If it was really me, I would have linked to my blog. I'm honest like that.




12 comments:

Velvet said...

I get a kick out of you combing the online publications and bringing us the best of the news and such. But this is hilarious. "Not only is there another Dara but she's also short?" Awesome!

Dara said...

Thanks, Velvet.

I'm actually a little nervous that someone is co-opting my personality. Maybe I have a doppelganger.

mad said...

Holy crap, you mean I've been reading the wrong Dara's blog all this time?

durante vita said...

Is someone trying to be you? That is the best form of flattery.

mgrass said...

Additionally, look for the other Dara's comment in the print edition.

Dara said...

Mad: I certainly hope not. I'd miss your participation in my little social experiment.

Durante Vita: Maybe someone I know posted it as a joke? But seriously, the odds of that are less than the odds of their being another short girl named Dara in the D.C. metropolitan area.

mgrass: That's even funnier. I wonder how many people will think it's me?

Justin S. said...

Suck it up and get platform shoes, Dara.

Seriously, I don't know why they couldn't put the chair-to-ceiling poles on every seat. And maybe one poll in the open area between the bench and the other side of the train. Seems like that would solve the problem.

I do give them kudos for opening more space on the trains, though. Should be interesting to see them in action.

Dara said...

Justin, platforms might give me height to reach the top pole, but my stability would be lacking. So, not only would I still fall, I'm likely to sprain an ankle.

I don't think the floor-to-ceiling (or even the chair-to-ceiling) poles are bad. I think the key is to move them away from the doors, so that idiots don't congregate in front of the doors.

DSL said...

Don't they have handles on the seats to hold onto?

Dara said...

Debby, yes there are poles on the seats, but there will be fewer of those because more of the seats will be along the side of the car.

Bo W. said...

Why does "She's Actual Size" by TMBG keep playing through my head!

DSL said...

It's also tiring for average-sized people to stretch up to those bars for long stretches. In any case, I don't see them making changes any time soon.