A Muni bus filled with â€˜Oxford scholarsâ€™
Photo by lorelei
Muni rider Tara K. has a story that goes to show, you never know what kind of colorful character you’ll encounter on Muni:
Okay, today is the day Iâ€™ll be early to workâ€¦well, on time. I set out in highÂ hopes of catching an early 22-Fillmore bus. I get on the bus and there is actually a seat!
Thatâ€™s when the magic happens. A older woman, probably in her 80s, dressedÂ in matching red and white from head to toe, turns to the remaining three people onÂ the bus and yells â€œwell, looks like this bus was filled with a bunch of God damnedÂ Oxford scholars. I tell ya the City is filled with â€˜em!â€ I glance at another passenger asÂ we suppress a burst of laughter. Then the show begins. The older woman continuesÂ on asking, â€œwhy the hell are people so stupid? Didnâ€™t they hear that the driver isÂ gonna take us to the next stop. A bunch of cattle, they are.â€
As the driver pulls up to the stop the older woman turns to us all once again.Â She smiles and says, â€œwell, itâ€™s too bad they all missed the extra ride, the idiots, but itÂ was nice ridinâ€™ with yâ€™all.â€ I catch her eye and say, â€œitâ€™s really too bad they missed aÂ great comedian!â€ She looks at me askance (Oh God, was that too cutesy for this lady,Â now Iâ€™m gonna get it), giving me a half smile and guffawâ€¦and whaps me on the legÂ with her cane while nodding in recognition of her performance!
Note to self: Always ride Muni early cuz the bus will break down and youÂ could be smiling for days.
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