17 October 2007

The D.C. Don of Tightness

Big ups to Mayor Fenty for making the right call on the most pressing issue facing our nation's capital, if not the known universe: switching our cab fare system from the ludicrous and exorbitant zone system to a meter system, used by, oh, every other respectable city in creation. I for one am thrilled that on rare days when I need to taxi the one-mile journey from my apartment to my office, it will no longer cost nine fucking dollars.

With this move, D.C. takes a huge step toward not being a completely third-rate, pissant backwater burg., with only 300 or so equivalent steps to go.

7 comments:

Orville said...

A-fucking-men

Now if only we could divert our police force into arresting crackheads, whores, and Latin Kings in Meridian Hill Park instead of issuing me parking tickets at 5:06 am.

Brenda Starr said...

Oh no ... this is going to make the angry cab drivers even angrier.

Silly orville, D.C. police aren't "trained" to "fight crime." They are just for show, like garden gnombs.

Matthew said...

I really liked that D.C. police are now on segways. It was so 1984.

Bodenner said...

kudos, fenty.

now all we need is congressional enfranchisement and we'll be caught up with every other American city!

Jordan said...

whoa, whoa, chris, let's not get ahead of ourselves here. next you'll be saying the federal government should invade the federal city to liberate us from a dictatorial regime and establish democracy here. take your dangerous neoconservative ideology to the heritage foundation where it belongs!

Pete said...

Oh, DC will always be a pissant backwater burg to me...

Bodenner said...

what's a neoconservative?