Aww: Cute on Muni

Traffic Control Romance

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Photo by mingz chong

Reader D. saw a cute gesture the other day when she ran into an SFMTA employee directing traffic.

The other day as I was crossing the street at 4th and Market I saw one of the traffic control officers carrying a bouquet of yellow roses. As she carried them to her scooter vehicle (Scorpion?) she had a HUGE smile on her face.

I kidded her by asking, “Is a bouquet of flowers standard SFMTA equipment?” While still smiling she explained that some anonymous admirer had them delivered to her as she directed pedestrians and vehicles at that particular intersection.

I told her to check for a card and sure enough there was! She had to get back to performing her duties so I didn’t stick around to see just what was written.

But I’m glad I was there at the right time to witness a rather charming romantic gesture.

Aw. Happy Monday to you too, D.

F-Market streetcar rides inspire cute towels

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Muni rider Cristina was forced above-ground, so to speak. That move led to a change of heart.

Two years ago, I sprained my ankle really badly. I live close to Church and Market and I used to take the underground trains when I needed to get downtown. But since my ankle was in such bad shape, I started taking the F-Market because the stop is a block closer. I’ll never go back!

I love the streetcars. All of them are beautiful. I love people-watching along Market Street. I love how even though it caters heavily to tourists, this line ends up serving all the types of people who live, work and hang out along Market Street. It’s my favorite ride in the city.

Cristina translated her love of the streetcars into art. The image above is one of her F-Market dish towels. You can buy them at her Etsy shop.

Take a ride on the Muni Fun Bus

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Late last week, when we were busy prepping for Muni Diaries Live, Kelsey dropped this in our inbox.

“I took the fun bus to work this morning.”

Earlier today, when I was about to start digging around for WTF this could be, the fun bus itself pulled into the Kirkland yard across from my office. Not exactly white-whale material, but prescient, at least.

Fun Bus is an ad campaign by Popcorn Indiana. (Guess what they sell?) It’s a fun bus-wrap idea, and one that makes us snack-hungry, or, snackry.

Thanks for making the bus fun again, Popcorn Indiana!

Sketch: How God sees Muni

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Well, God and helicopters. This is pretty fucking fantastic, you guys. Well-done.

Via Dingus: “Boarding Muni from above”

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Fell in love on Muni

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After nearly six years* of running this website, we’ve seen the full range of emotions taking place on public transit. But next to puppies and little kids, people falling in love on Muni is kinda the best.

Against all odds, really. Or connecting via commiseration? Whatever the reason, everybody say, “awwwwwwwwwww ….”

Via Muni rider Maegan: “I fell in love with 2 people on Muni today.”

*This Thursday is our anniversary, y’all!

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