WMATA, the local transit authority, has had a pretty bad rep over time for their interactions with passengers on Twitter. This week, however, there has been an amazing, nay shocking, development – The @WMATA twitter feed has not only had the usual automated alerts of system issues, but whoever is driving it has been actively responding to tweets, and giving more details than just the bare bones of the past.
This change in interaction on Twitter has bemused regular watchers of the #WMATA and @WMATA feeds, but I think I’ve finally discovered the deep dark truth about what has happened!
A few weeks ago, WMATA claimed to be engaged in track maintenance at one end of a busy Metrorail line, taking multiple stations of out service the entire Memorial Day weekend. They said it was for track work, but now we know the truth!
Unnamed sources have made available exclusively to me (as @StyxRiverGynoid) the following picture, purportedly taken by the workers after they finally broke through the seals deep beneath the Greenbelt Metro Station.
According to the same source, WMATA was unsure how to handle this situation, and so replaced their entire PR department with these new arrivals – where else would you stick a bunch of nightmarish creatures, after all?
It comes as no surprise to regular riders of the system to discover Cthulhu is involved in this entire thing somewhere along the line – it’s the only plausible explanation for much of the commuting experience