Muni has got at least one rider’s back, says Erick AKA “You don’t look like the type that would lie to me.”
Muni rider Erick’s got a great story.
A friend of my recently had trouble with his Clipper card while trying to enter Muni Metro at Church St. Station. After the initial attitude the station agent gave him as the card continued not to function, and after explaining to her that the card had a Fast Pass on it, she looked him up and down and told him, “You dont look like the type that would lie to me,” wrote him the very kind Muni Permission Slip above, and let him enter. If only all the station agents we so kind…
Here’s the text of the permission slip:
Please allowed [sic] patron to ride until he can exchange his pass. His pass is valid for August 2011. It’s Hard to Read.
No expiration date, eh?
This reminds us of the Muni Doctor’s Notes written for passengers during a delay once upon a time.
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Photo by @clowntraps
The rapture never materialized last weekend, at least not as predicted by Harold Camping. But 1/6.7 billion (as seen above) ain’t too shabby.
Photo by kurafire
Brian sends the following dispatch:
Just a quick note about a new (or new to me?) type of crime on Muni.
I was coming from from downtown yesterday on an M. I got off at the Church Station and started walking towards the back of the train on the platform when I noticed a guy standing on the edge of the platform very near the back of the train.. it almost looked like he was trying to hang on to the back or something. But then when I got closer I realized he was trying to open the window to the operator’s compartment on the back of the train. He succeeded in opening it and stuck his head and the upper part of his body in.. then he came out later with a few items.. possibly the stack of transfers and something else? He was definitely NOT a MUNI employee. Afterwards he just sort of walked away, nonchalant like nothing happened. I think most of the other people on the platform were confused like me.. thinking, “Wait, did that guy just break into a active train?”
We’re checking with SFMTA and SFPD about whether this has been reported. Stay tuned.
Have you seen anything like this?
Photo by Jaymi Heimbuch
“San Francisco is full of characters.” Yes, exactly. For better and for worse.
Photo by Flickr user Joey.Parsons
Rider Fannie saw a scary incident this morning at Church station:
Around 8:45 a.m. I got on a train that was quite full, after waiting for three full trains to pass by at peak rush hour. Then, this chick got her arm stuck in the door. Like in the sliding track…her left arm and elbow. I watched her scream with hysteria. Originally, she’d been very busy trying to cram on to the very full train, and getting angry. I would have helped her, but there were more than three people already trying to do so.
Somehow, they got her arm out. She had a pretty big bruise on the bone of her elbow…She was distraught (and I would be too).
They made us get off. (As in, empty out the entire two car train)
And some of us filled out information cards (as witnesses).
And then waited for two more trains before getting on.
Lesson learned: Muni vehicles are not worth (almost) losing a limb over.
Yikes. I’ll remember this the next time I try to jam onto a train…
Photo by Rick Audet from the Muni Photos Flickr pool
Found this photo in our Flickr account the other day. It touches off all sorts of geek nerves in me — from the suggestion of speed and motion to the wide-angle aspect and blurring of imagery. Great photo by Rick.
Well, nothing much going on this weekend. Ah, we kid. Hell, the weekend seemed to start early for most of you (not us!), so you’re probably reading this Sunday or Monday. Hope you enjoyed it.
If you’re still looking for things to do Saturday, the day the country we live in was born, look no further — SF Appeal has a great round-up.
Weather in the city should be mild by July standards. Go forth … on the fourth. [the sound of fellow Muni Diaries editors beating Jeff]