Muni Douchebag of the Week (or Year)
Photo by Michael
Rider Cat witnessed some truly terrible behavior on the J last week. Things got so violent that calling it “douchebaggery” is putting it mildly.
I was on the 8:15 a.m. J last Friday. There were a group of teenagers, lounging as they usually do, trying to take up multiple seats. Whatever, they do that all the time.
At some point, one of the teenagers started yelling and screaming about how some older man had “moved his leg.” The teen was sitting in the first row of seats that face the driver cabin. The leg in question was sprawled in front of him so that he could block people from sitting in the elderly/handicap seats.
He then got up and loomed over the poor fellow. “You scared bitch.” “I ain’t afraid to pop you in the mouth.” It was very impressive.
Finally, when he wasn’t getting the response he wanted, he slapped the seated man. This caused enough of a reaction from the other passengers that he sat down, proclaiming “I don’t give a shit what you white people think.”
A few minutes later, the slapped man got up and gave up his seat so a woman could sit, the teen left his leg extended so that she had to sit side saddle.
Slapping? I am only surprised that the seated man didn’t slap the teenager back, or that this didn’t devolve into some spiraling violence on the bus. What would you do if you saw such awful behavior on the bus?