In which I CANNOT EVEN HAVE A NORMAL TRAIN RIDE HOME, PEOPLE
I get on the Metro and some skinny late-20's-ish African-American in a baseball cap and jacket gets on the same car, which is medium crowded, and starts literally jumping up and down and dancing all over the place like a crazed Village Person and singing loudly, "METRO CENTER! I'M ON THE TRAIN NOW! I'M ON THE TRAIN NOW! YOU ON THE TRAIN NOW! I'M ON THE TRAIN NOW! CHOO-CHOO ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch...GALLERY PLACE! THIS IS GALLERY PLACE! I'M ON THE TRAIN NOW!" *repeat* First I thought he was some high school or college guy showing off for his friends, then I noticed that he was older than that and got on the train alone. I couldn't tell if he was high or mental or just doing performance art. Across from me were two Gallaudet students (the college for the deaf) making fun of the guy in exaggerated sign language and making the weirdest faces (plus one of them kept sticking his coffee cup into his teeth to have hands free to sign) to show how crazy they thought he was. The guy kept it up for three stops and then bellows out "JUDICIARY SQUARE!" at that stop and goes tearing off the train and down the platform like he's running a relay race. I've not seen anything like it since a few years ago when some obviously high young chick started pole dancing and singing Erykah Badu at the top of her lungs and then sat on some strange businessman's lap in the train car at rush hour.