Is springtime nosepicking season on Muni?

Photo by birdsintheframe

An unusual flurry of Muni tweets were spotted recently mentioning seeing someone on Muni digging for gold:

Friday, April 6: “this lady on the 29 dug for gold up her right [nostril] & wiped it on her toddler’s back.” – @KatmanduHerself
Monday, April 9: “woman on the L drinking beer, picking her nose, wiping mouth with baby bonnet, flipping off an older lady, stickers on glasses” – @Zangelman
Monday, April 9: “Serious nose pickage on the 1BX right now. I thought this was a classier ride…” – @im_crafty

It made us wonder why, all of a sudden, such a phenomenon would unfold. Could it be … allergies? Also: Stop it, people.

Austin Powers Drives the 1BX

Many of us have had to Austin Powers out of a parking space or some other traffic pickle. But on the Muni Diaries Facebook wall yesterday, Stephanie described watching a bus driver thusly maneuver a 1BX-California ‘B’ Express:

The bus driver just didn’t leave enough space to turn the corner, as you need to use both lanes on that turn. So we ended up on the curb, and when she tried to get off the curb, kept reversing and going forward trying to get away from the light post…we got so close the bus couldn’t move because we were wedged up against it…one more inch would take out the walking/no walking sign.

This apparently happened during the morning commute hour. Were you there? Do you have an even better FACEPALM commute story? Once you’ve told your boss that Muni ate your homework, tell us your stories. Head to the Muni Diaries Facebook Page, use our submission form, or email us at