Pantless J-Church passenger wants to know the time
Photo by stephenlienharrell
You thought your Muni ride was entertaining? Here’s what Nat saw …
The other day I get on the J at around 7PM on a Tuesday, and notice that half of the front car is nearly completely empty, save for a single, very large man and several boxes of bananas. As I board and get a closer look, I realize that this man is in fact wearing an oversized rainbow-colored quilt, and literally has maracas woven into his long, dreadlocked hair. He is also wearing thick sunglasses, despite it being quite dark outside, and has very little to speak of in the way of pants.
At some point in our journey, he starts yelling: “WHAT TIME IS IT?” repeatedly. No one immediately answers, so he goes over to the emergency intercom, and starts yelling into this as well. The conductor on the other end is not pleased at this, and after scolding him over the intercom and insisting that this is not what the intercom is for, he comes into the car at the next stop to talk to Maraca Man himself. Un-phased, MM yells at him in person “WELL, WHAT TIME IS IT!?”.
The conductor, obviously very angry at this point, replies “19:15”, and storms back to his cabin. And as he is going back, MM yells back at him “WHAT THE HELL KIND OF TIME IS THAT?! THAT AIN’T NO DAMN TIME I EVER HEARD OF”. I can only hope he eventually found out.
Nice move, Mr. Muni Operator.