Muni Fiction: An Adventure on the 48-Quintara

18 quintara muni by sfmuni

Lately, I’ve been inspired by today’s young people. One example: After all the gloom of last Friday, I went to see a high school play all about protest. It was incredibly uplifting to see these kids getting passionate and active about whatever cause inspires them.

Later that day, we got a submission from Stella, a self-proclaimed 8th grader. “Hi. I have commuted to James Lick Middle School on the 48 for 3 years. This is a short story I wrote about a fictional middle schooler riding the bus.” The theme of awesome youngsters continues for me.

Here is Stella’s story. More of this, please!

“48” (PDF)

11 Most WTF Muni Moments of 2016


Yes, the entire year of 2016 can be filed under WTF, and some of the tiny “is this really happening” moments happened on our quirky little Muni world. Let’s count the ways.

11. See above: Bad ass toast eater! I mean, how do YOU butter your bread?

10. That one time when a street bird got stuck on the bus and made its way to Twitter fame (and turned into a hilarious on-stage performance at Muni Diaries Live!)

9. Safe sex on the go. And p.s. here’s why you should never touch anything on the bus.

8. Well, safety third.

7. Unz unz unz…were you at the Muni stop rave?

6. Why public transit is necessary.

5. Again, filed under “You had ONE job.”

4. What is wrong with this picture? Oh hai J-Church making a right onto Market Street. Ooops.

3. Attention: goat on Muni!
goat on muni diaries by jason braatz

2. Don’t mistake this mini bottle for your hand sanitizer. That would be a pretty bad idea.

1. Ladies only sit with their legs crossed, you know.
dog sitting perfect muni diaries by thrifteye

And bonus extra credit on BART because 2016: a little video from Reddit.

Thanks to every single rider who sent us these hilarious moments on transit. Got other important news for your fellow riders? Tag us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Our email inbox is always open!

Hey, are you a podcast fan? Hear our live stories on the new Muni Diaries podcast! Find us on iTunes and Google Play!

Muni stop trick or treat? (No, really?)


Muni — and San Francisco — love Halloween. To make sure we really get into the spirit of things (ha! ha! ha…), someone either awesomely or creepily (depending on what kind of day you’re having) left some Tootsie Rolls, wrapped and all, at this Muni stop.

One of my favorite Halloween stories involves a Muni driver handing out candy to her beloved passengers on the 33, so I’m going to err on the side of “awesomely” to describe this admittedly strange cargo. Especially since far worse has been left behind at a Muni stop.

Hear our best Muni stories live on stage! Muni Diaries Live is back on Nov. 5 at the Elbo Room. Tickets on sale now!

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