Yes, this metro pole really does say Um. In case it's not obvious, this is inside the Columbia Heights metro station. One of the other metro poles on the platform has some letters stripped off as well, but this is way funnier. Whether the letters are coming off the poles due to new paint jobs or whether this is vandalism is not clear. What we do know is that the pole probably won't display this silly and confused message for long, so a photo had to be snapped quickly for posterity.