@xxriabellaxx: A woman prevented a theft on 38L this morn. Thief called her a bitch b4 exiting. Bitch > thief. #100MuniStories
We in the Bay Area call that moted (alternately, moded).
There is still plenty of theft on Muni buses, but we’re proud to say that Muni riders have a way of helping one another out. In January, for example, Rachel thwarted an iPhone theft on this very same line.
“True facts, muni am riders are significantly hotter then (sic) pm #whendothehotonesleavework?!”
What do you think? Are there more hotties in the morning, afternoon, evening, or “late-night special”?
@MyDearAuntSally tagged her tweet #100MuniStories, entering it in our 100 Days, 100 Muni Stories contest. The best Muni quips will end up in bus ads later this year. Celebrate Muni’s centennial by sending us your best Muni stories, or tagging your tweets #100MuniStories.
We may have lost another busker whose music served as a staple for our commute hours. Reader Laura and her young child often enjoyed Jimmy’s music when he played at Civic Center station. But, one morning last week, her husband found this poster, put up by Jimmy’s friend, noting the busker’s passing.
My husband Darryl took this picture in the southeast corner of Civic Center station on last Thursday morning, of a poster apparently put up in Jimmy’s honor. Later that day the poster was removed when he’d brought flowers to put under it. Jimmy was just a gentle-seeming person with kind eyes who played guitar most mornings in the southeast corner of Civic Center station.
We gave him money sometimes, and our four-year-old son sometimes danced to his music if we had time to stop for a few minutes on the way to preschool. We didn’t know anything else about him – even his name, until last week – but were shocked and saddened to see the poster (also shocked and saddened that the poster came down so fast.) We would love to make a donation in his honor at a social service provider if we could find out which one might have been helping him. Otherwise we’ll just pick one…
Last year, we saw an amazing outpouring of support for beloved busker Jesse Morris. If you have more information about Jimmy, or memories of seeing him play at Civic Center, please comment and let us know.