Coming home on the Orange Line about 20 minutes ago, I got off at my station and a group of young people -- maybe legal drinking age, but only just -- were about to get on. They had an empty bottle of Bombay Sapphire gin, and I guess they figured that they couldn't bring it on the bus (they could), so they had to make a quick decision. They threw the glass bottle under the bus, got on, and the bus pulled away, not knowing that the bottle was directly in the path of one of the rear tires. When the bus was gone, there was shattered glass everywhere. If I'd had a few seconds more, I'd have alerted the driver, but it all happened really quickly. I'm going to hunt down the number for Metro's transit cops and let 'em know so someone can at least clean it up and prevent another bus from a potential flat tire or accident.
I'm livid. We take enough flak for the high operating costs of our transit system, but everyone still gets in a pantytwist about bad service. I'm glad we have what we do have. Thanks for vandalizing an important public resource and endangering passengers, you ungrateful little turds. Oh, and there was a garbage can about three feet away from you.