Muni riders Markus and Steve noticed an interesting advertisement tactic on Muni the other day. From Markus:
Saw this what looks to be ambient advertising piece on the L train today. Pretty good stuff. A cat hair vacuum I think?
A real ad from Miele, or does this mark the return of juvenile guerilla ads on Muni?
Helen describes the scene above.
This guy was listening to his boombox with headphones on the 28. And jamming out. Hard.
Boombox and headphones. Boombox and headphones … maybe his jams were so loud, like a helicopter passenger, he had to cover his ears to protect them and be able to communicate with fellow passengers …
Ah, never mind. I give up.
Helen dropped this one into our Diaries submission box. Now it’s your turn to share!
Photo by foggydave
Not many (most?) of us can say that their mother took them around town on Muni when they were kids. Not so for one of our favorite Muni Diaries commenters, Dexter Wong. Take it away, Dexter:
My mother’s most memorable Muni story is that she was taking me to the doctor on the old B Geary streetcar (I was still a baby.) As we neared our stop, she picked me up (I was wrapped in a blanket) and walked toward the open door. A gust of wind came through it and blew the blanket open, revealing I was barefoot. An old lady noticed me and said loudly, “That baby must be cold!” My mother then covered me back up and got off, saying nothing, but feeling quite embarrassed.
Photo by Lynn Friedman
The “If I were God” game is a fun one. Linda played it recently on the 22-Fillmore, much to Timmie’s delight:
A reasonable request, however totally impossible. Esp. when it comes to Muni, amirite?
Reminder: You have until next Tuesday to submit your best Muni tales for the 100 Days, 100 Muni Stories feature. After that, we’ll consult with our pal Isaac Fitzgerald to determine who’s ball of yarn is the best — that one’ll be excerpted for bus ads on every Muni bus in town. Rad, we know.
Does she know or doesn’t she?
We hope this was a completely intentional purchase for a raging bachelorette party.
Photo by Charles Haynes
Sometimes a change is all that’s needed. Just ask Doug:
We’re left wondering whether Doug is crushing on a passenger, or the bus itself. You never know.