Muni Metaphors

Photo by Flickr user anitakhart

Within a span of 12 hours, I’ve seen two people on Twitter compare shittiness in some other system to Muni.

(via @troy) i think AT&T & Muni have the same biz model: over promise and under deliver. raise prices, lower SLAs. i hate them both equally.

(via @whole_tost) Damn you firefox, you used to take five minutes to load, now it takes 20! Starting to become the next Muni

I’m not going to pretend to scratch my head over this phenomenon. Instead, I’m wondering how many other metaphors we can come up with. I’m thinking:

Dude, this elevator is taking as long per storey as Muni does per mile. Ouch.


The sidewalks on Valencia are all Muni’d these days.

Or something. Got any other Muni metaphors? Let us know in comments please.


  • The exercise at the senior center was grueling; I hadn’t seen that many old people forced to stand since my last Muni ride.

  • Hey thanks for using my photo! I have MUNI haiku tweets too, but I’ll save those for another time. Yours are better, but here’s one:

    MUNI is more broken than glass in an earthquake.

  • etthekid

    Damn, even schooldays are faster than MUNI…

  • Devin

    That’s when someone came up to me,
    And said, young man, take a walk up the street.
    It’s a place there called the SFMTA.
    They can start you back on your way.

    It’s fun to stay at the SF-M-T-A.
    It’s fun to stay at the SF-M-T-A.


  • Amanda Tom

    Recently a friend said that Muni acts like they just got into the transportation business last week. And I completely agree!

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