Call Off Work On Inauguration Day, Employers

By Robert Thomson
Sunday, December 14, 2008

Dear Dr. Gridlock:

I have read that the head of Metro says that people should walk on Inauguration Day.

What are commuters from the suburbs to private-sector jobs in Washington supposed to do about getting to work?

Nickolaus E. Leggett


Employers: Think of Jan. 20 as the date of an impending blizzard, one that will come not from the sky but from all sides, in the form of cars, trains and buses. Let people take the day off.

As for Metro General Manager John B. Catoe Jr., I think he's feeling what Capt. Quint felt when a stunned Chief Brody turned to him aboard the Orca and said, "You're gonna need a bigger boat."

Nobody has seen our shark yet, and its size is hard to imagine.

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