We’ll forgive the Crocs, kid.
h/t Muni rider Tim: “[Our] biggest @sfmta_muni fan! Mom made his outfit!”
Photo by Tito Perez
Jimmy Chiu drove for Muni for more than 30 years. Last weekend, Chiu, who loved to fish, was swept away and killed by a “sneaker wave” on the Marin coast.
KTVU has the story.
Fishing didn’t always bring joy. When the 61-year old Chiu was 8-years old, living in Communist China, he used to fish to put food on the table for his family.
“He swore he would never fish again,” said the younger Chiu. Years later, Chiu was looking forward to fishing in his retirement.
“That’s what he loved to do,” his son explained.
Chiu was getting ready to retire after 31-years as a Muni driver on the 38-Geary line.
“His coworkers deeply miss him for his smile and just his disposition,” said Muni supervisor, Ayn Antonio. “He had a very level headed disposition.”
Read the whole story at KTVU. We offer our condolences to Chiu’s family.
If you knew Chiu from his routes, let us know in comments, please.
Photo via The Tens
Can you feel it? Can you smell it? It smells like garlic fries and kettle corn. It is a Giants playoff game, today at 1 p.m.
And don’t you just lurv this guy?
It’s that time of the (even-numbered) year again.
Dude, lighting Muni buses on fire when you’re happy is soooooooooooooo 2012, right? It could never happen again, could it?
Previously: Giants Win World Series! SF Trashes Muni!
h/t Muni rider Kelly: “Of all the cool stuff I got at #APE2014 this pillow might be my favorite.”
Photo by Lynn Friedman
It’s not just smells, anger, and despair. Muni is also a roving audio laboratory, much to the delight and chagrin of us all.
These fellow Muni riders clued us in some things they overheard on Muni this week:
- OH on Muni: “My cheek is sweating up my cellphone screen”
- [on the J] Guy on phone: Yes but he’s vegan and I’m not very vegan-friendly.
- Overheard at the #Muni stop: THIS IS THE LIVING WAGE!
- OH: and he was programming on a go cart-he’s that badass, oh and he has a masters too. never forgetting headphones again
All righty then.
This week’s Things on Muni is brought to you by @larrybobsf, @OHinSFbyGrace, @jessicatzz, and @BrittNuffsaid.