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Homeless guy who smokes inside of the Courthouse metro station
  • newty25 September 26, 2013 - 2:28 pm #88556 Reply

    Nah… we know you. You’re the troll.

    sans… were you wearing a belt when you created your screen name. Come clean!

    meowkitty September 26, 2013 - 2:30 pm #88558 Reply

    oh look, more avoidance

    meowkitty September 26, 2013 - 3:34 pm #88587 Reply

    clearly this post was not created for an actual discussion, to learn anything new, or to investigate an unknown.  It was just meant to rile people up.

     

    C’mon Steve, I’ve had your back in the past and ya can’t even acknowledge my thoughtful, respectful, and intelligent posts.  For shame..

    novasteve September 26, 2013 - 3:38 pm #88592 Reply

    I’m avoiding looking at past posts because I can”t stand seeing the posts from the obsessive person. What are you asking?

    meowkitty September 26, 2013 - 3:40 pm #88593 Reply

    alright, here’s a copy and paste so you don’t have to scroll through (I’m making it real easy for ya)

     

    “In case I wasn’t clear:  if I walk past someone who is smoking in an area that doesn’t allow smoking, and all I’m doing is walking past, I would not say anything because it would not be worth my time.  It would take longer to say something than it would be to walk by.  If I had to stand by him for an extended period of time, then I would kindly ask him to step aside or at least make him aware that his smoke is bothersome to those around him.  But if I’m just walking past him, there’s no reason why I would take the time and effort to actually stop what I’m doing to confront him.  It has nothing to do with me.  If anyone has an issue with it, they should actually go to the Metro station manager or any Metro PD available because it is their job to enforce WMATA rules, not mine.”

    novasteve September 26, 2013 - 3:49 pm #88595 Reply

    However most Station Managers are nonresponsive at best, and police rely on input from the public (ie calls, tips) as they are reactionary, not proactive for the most part… At Metro Center in DC I’ve seen a really huge guy light up a cigarette on the platform and smoke. It’s for minutes. Nobody dares approach him to tell him to put it out.. In fact the smoking bans in restaurants are overwhelmingly reliant on people reporting violations, not from being caught by the rare inspector..

     

    This guy, EVERY time I see him at courthouse metro is is smoking a cigarette in the station. He’s sitting on the floor while doing it. He’s not just passing through. I personally don’t find it a big deal given he’s not that far from the garage entrance so the car exhaust is far worse than the smoke.

     

    Something just tells me had it been a guy in a suit smoking, a lot of people would have told him to put it out.

    meowkitty September 26, 2013 - 3:51 pm #88596 Reply

    Well I can’t speak for anyone but myself (no one can), but I can say that it wouldn’t matter to me what the person looked like, was dressed like, or anything.  What I said still stands.  I’d walk past because it’s not worth my time or effort.  If someone is bothered by it, they should do what I said (and what you were also promoting) and report it.

    Thank you for considering my point and responding accordingly.

    novasteve September 26, 2013 - 4:11 pm #88599 Reply

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2432931/Student-hit-train-homeless-man-pushed-tracks-refused-money.html

     

    Probably the real reason, but at least he’s nowhere near the train tracks.

    Theakston September 26, 2013 - 4:24 pm #88600 Reply

    1) what the hell does this incident, in England have to do with this bizarre thread?
    2) there are plenty of instances where young people have attacked homeless people too….
    …..so what the F is your point?

    novasteve September 26, 2013 - 4:33 pm #88601 Reply

    England? Someone didn’t read the story .

    Captain_Obvious September 26, 2013 - 6:11 pm #88606 Reply
    novasteve September 26, 2013 - 6:12 pm #88608 Reply

    Co stop replying in my threads. Thanks

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