In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, I have witnessed the best of humanity coming forth to help their fellow man.
Of course, around the rest of the country, I have also witnessed some of the worst.
Woman Tells Why She Threw Cup of Urine on DC Bus Driver
At first I thought this was premeditated. But no.
The woman called News4 early Wednesday and said she wanted to explain what happened. She said she was running late for an appointment Saturday evening when she got on the X2 bus. She said she needed to relieve herself.
“I had to go to the bathroom real, real bad,” she said. “I just peed in a cup.”
I’ve been late to appointments before. But if you are already late, a few minutes will not matter. If I am riding public transportation, I will make sure to go to the bathroom where there’s A) toilet paper, and B) privacy. Just my jones.
“I was provoked. I hate Metro,” she told News4’s Adam Tuss in a phone interview Wednesday morning.
“I’ve been catching Metro for 35 years. They’ve never done s— for me,” the lifelong D.C. resident said.
Wait, you mean to tell us you hate the bus but have been riding it for 35 years? I’ve been to DC. I get that a lot of people don’t own cars. But it’s not outside the realm of possibility to save up for a few years to get your own car. Many people do that because they hate taking public transportation. And just what did the bus driver do to provoke THAT reaction??
“She said ‘have a nice day’ all sarcastically,” the urine-throwing woman said. “She could have been more courteous.”
ZOMG!!!! I am agog at the irony of a woman who throws her waste matter at a stranger demanding courtesy of said stranger. She doesn’t even bother to ask herself why the driver was sarcastic, IF the driver was sarcastic in the first place.
Tuss asked the woman if the bus driver had done anything specific to provoke the assault.
“No, no, no,” the woman said. But she added later, “She was waving me off and flicking me off.”
She also said the driver gave her a rude look.
“I did feel bad,” the woman said.
Flicking? Rude look? I have breaking news for her. DC isn’t the most friendly place I’ve ever visited, and if I had a dime for every rude look I got while traipsing all over town, I could have spent the night at The Four Seasons AND ordered room service. There is no law that states you must have courtesy shown to you at all times on bus route X2. You just assaulted someone. That’s a serious offense, even if you apologize for your actions. Who knows? She may have opened herself to a lawsuit. In this day and age, I wouldn’t be surprised if not only the bus driver sued the woman, but also Metro and quite possibly those poor people who witnessed her relieving herself in a cup.
Actions have consequences, and that’s probably the reason Metro hasn’t done shit for her in 35 years.