— Stephanie Levy (@stephanie_levy) October 1, 2013
Got a seat on the metro during rush hour. Yup, the government is definitely shut down.
— Meek Millie (@mollionairee) October 1, 2013
Wow. Getting a seat on the DC metro at rush hour is a snap. #shutdown
— Sheryl Harris (@consumerwriter) October 1, 2013
My metro stop which is normally PACKED at this time of morning only has about 1/4 the people. This is WEIRD. #shutdown
— coolbreeeze (@coolbreeeze_) October 1, 2013
Metro much less crowded due to #shutdown
— Lauren Mandell (@LaurenMandell22) October 1, 2013
— Danielle Fisher (@DEFinitelyfishy) October 1, 2013
Metro lookin a couple hundred thousand light today #shutdown
— Nine Five (@imjusjoshin) October 1, 2013
Sign of shutdown: Metro really, really uncrowded between Metro Center and Capitol South. And this is rush hour.
— SteveKoff (@SteveKoff) October 1, 2013
— Jessica Bayer (@JessBayerDC) October 1, 2013
Empty metro car during the height of rush hour. #ShutDown
— Megan Goodrich (@MeganBGoodrich) October 1, 2013
— kristina walter (@redheadwalter) October 1, 2013
— Timothy Joseph Lang (@andtimspeaks) October 1, 2013
#shutdown means I got to sit down on the metro today.
— Sarah M. (@muse_of_fire) October 1, 2013
Sitting on a metro car with one other person. #shutdown
— Jake Lear (@jakelear) October 1, 2013
Metro is DEAD today I think the government should always be shut down
— Audrey (@TALLERTHANY0U) October 1, 2013
The good news: Until further notice, the actual working people of Washington, DC will be unimpeded by non-essential government employees, of which there appear to be quite more than enough.
The bad news: They’ll be back.
Curious: how many businesses have 800,000 non-essential employees?
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) October 1, 2013