Muni Epidemic: Seat Jerks


Muni Seat Jerks come in two flavors: 1) Those who hog more than their allotted one seat; 2) Those able-bodied passengers who refuse to give their seats up for the elderly and disabled.

@angrysalesgirl pays homage to the latter (photo above):

“C’mon, this again? Someone let the lady sit.”

Seat hogs must be the top of the list in the Five People You Hate on Muni. If even Jerry Brown can’t get a seat on BART, what about the rest of us?


  • prunella

    Man, it pisses me off when seats aren’t given up for the hurt/disabled, elderly, very young or pregnant. I’ll probably be in one of the headlines one day, shot for asking one of these assholes to let one of these sit, albeit politely.

  • Annie

    Here’s another sub-species of seat jerk: the person who sits in the outside, aisle seat of a two-seat and refuses both to let someone else in to the inside seat or move over to let someone take the aisle seat.

    Re asking someone to give up a seat — I’ve found it works OK to just call out to the general bus population, “hey, there’s a guy holding a baby [or whatver] here, can someone let him sit down?”

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