Monday, June 9, 2008

The Mysterious Metro Emoticon

What is the subliminal message Metro is trying to convey here in its email and text messages? Is this


a typo or is it a previously unknown Emoticon? If it is a typo why does it appear over and over again in communications over the past few weeks?

From a message sent several times Monday concerning the derailment on the Orange Line:

ID 44490) Disruption at Court House. (Trains are sharing a track between Clarendon and Foggy Bottom due to a derailed train outside Court House station. Shuttle bus service has been established. Orange Line customers should seek an alternate form of travel.).



It certainly isn't a smile :-) or a wink ;-)

So what do you think is the emotional content Metro is trying to convey with "Orange Line customers should seek an alternate form of travel.). ?"



Gilahi said...

Looks uncomfortably phallic to me.

Anonymous said...

"Metro Opens Doors"

Matt said...

It's this guy.

nutmeg96 said...

Maybe they are suggesting you ride a unicorn instead, as unicorns would likely be more dependable?

Lee said...

Is it just me, or have they had problems with the orange line EVERY day this week (so far)?

MightyMe said...

I'm stumped! All I know is that I'm paranoid to ride the Orange Line past Rosslyn. I'm starting to this that line is cursed based on last week, but since my supervisor rides that line, it keeps him tardy.
For some reason I immediately thought of this Bahamian soda (really tasty BTW).