“Shout Out to Roger”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Patrick Hills

“Dear PoPville,

Last night, after making the mistake of going to the Trader Joe’s in Foggy Bottom (and waiting in line for 45 minutes), I had to make my way back to Eckington. After several bus plans fell through because they never showed up, my phone died and I decided to make my way to Chinatown to take the P6. Conditions were awful and at 7th & H a man fell in the middle of the street – I helped him up only to have him say a few pervy things to me. Classic DC.

All of this made for a really crappy and cold night. Then my grocery bag ripped at the bus stop that I ended up standing at for 30 minutes. I want to say THANK YOU to a man named Roger who ran across the street to Walgreens to get me a few plastic bags that I could put my groceries in. This was one of my worst DC commutes (it took 2.5 hours to go about 4 miles), but he reminded me that some people are really good. Roger – if you see this thank you from the bottom of my heart – I will pay it forward.”

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