Oddly terrifying face/beginning of a horror movie appears burned into a Muni Metro seat. Sweet dreams!
Oh, I wouldn’t leave you hanging like that. While there have been some X-Files-worthy substances on Muni Metro seats — doesn’t matter if it’s black or white — let’s end on a positive. Like when it wishes you “a good-ass day” or gets really happy to see you.
As loverlykiki on Instagram says, “Put your best foot forward.” Especially on Muni, when half the time we end up staring at our own feet or others’ feet.
Props to loverlykiki for sharing an important message, and props to this phat skateboard deck. Could it be half of an original Santa Cruz Screaming Foot?
@chuinonthis on Instagram reminds us to stop and smell the roses.
“Totally smells like” isn’t always the, um, tastiest or most nose-positive Muni meme we’ve encountered in our travels, but we like being reminded of niceness to be had right in front of our noses. Like strawberries.
Tell us what your Muni smells like, won’t you? We’re @munidiaries on FB, Insta, and Twitter.
Pic by Flickr user Paul Sullivan
Muni rider Sloane sent us a harrowing story about a driver vs. passenger assault on Muni, which took place on her 47-Van Ness on Tuesday afternoon. From her public (shareable) Facebook post linked above:
…all of a sudden, the skater hits the driver in the head with his board, hard. People are crowding around and he yells some shit I can’t hear and then skates away. The man sitting behind me took a video, sent it to the police and was on the phone reporting it. We all exit the bus and the driver is sitting up front, gushing blood and in shock, trying to reach someone over the radio.
SFMTA spokesman Paul Rose confirmed the incident, which took place at 4pm Tuesday at Van Ness and Bush on an inbound 47. The Muni operator suffered lacerations to his forehead and was taken to Kaiser.
Rose tells us SFMTA is pulling video from the bus to help aid SFPD in its investigation.
This isn’t the first time in recent past a Muni driver suffered fight-related injuries on the job. And it won’t be the first or last time we remind everyone to stay safe — and to remember that a being a Muni operator can be a rough job. We’ll end with some too-true words from Sloane’s post: “I have no idea what instigated this but assaulting a public servant is really damn shitty.”
Art often imitates Muni — and how!
Pic above and token design by @teddyhose on Instagram, who says this pin was designed for Mission Comics & Art — $10 a pop.
Look familiar? If so, it definitely dates you, in a good way.
Like our beloved paper Fast Passes, San Francisco transit ephemera like SF Municipal Railway tokens warm even the most hardened local’s heart. You used them to get on the bus once upon a time, before the BEEP and EH-EH of Clipper machines rang in our heads.
Share and share alike on Muni Diaries’ social channels (FB, Twitter, Insta) if you’re itching to drop some local transit history.