Weekend Photo Diary: They didn’t see me
Photo by tangobaby from the Muni Photos Flickr pool
Amazing photo by tangobaby that I don’t really want to ruin with words. So I won’t.
Instead, I’ll recap a pretty busy week here on Muni Diaries. I’ll start with the post that kicked the week off for us: the July post of the month. Honors this month go to Plug1’s photo post: The Proof-of-Payment game. Later Monday, we posted a report of the M crashing into a car over the weekend, a story that was quickly eclipsed later that day in the now-famous SUV sandwich with F trains for bread. Later in the week, for whatever reason, old news about MTA’s purchasing an insurance policy came to the fore, and our weeks-old question was answered.
Also on Monday, we published the first of two posts by our favorite Muni mom, Beth W. One was about a cool new feature on txtmuni, an SMS service for bus predictions. The other was our first Muni poem, a villanelle.
On Tuesday, we posted a story that came to our inbox regarding someone being stopped by fare inspectors outside the designated proof-of-payment zone. We asked a question on that one (where exactly does the jurisdiction end?), and got a flurry of varied responses.
On a related topic, on Thursday we ran a story of one punk kid taking out his frustrations about Muni’s fare increases in an oh-so-unproduction way.
Whole Wheat Toast told a story of a rider and his pet dog on the bus that perhaps ended lamely. Verdict is still out.
And, oddly enough, this week saw two stories of Muni operators behaving badly: a video of a bus driver smoking in his bus, and a photograph of another operator committing one of the seven deadly Muni sins: clipping nails on the bus.
It was a busy week, to be sure. But that’s how we like it. If you’ve got Muni-related stories about anything, send them our way.
The weather this weekend should continue to be warm, so freakin’ enjoy it, all right? We know we will be.
Thanks for sharing my photo today! 😉
Wonderful photo, tangobaby. Thanks Muni Diaries. Good reading and good information.
Great snap, tangobaby!