Muni riders have seen it all, and we can probably all agree that cat on a leash riding Muni is totally normal, and well-behaved felines in a stroller is only slightly weird (if not completely awesome). We’d probably not even bat an eye when we see our furry overlords riding atop someone’s shoulder on Muni. But bringing a full size cat tree on the N-Judah, complete with a kitten on a leash?
We haven’t seen it all!
Behold our best strange cargo discovery yet, courtesy of the Bay City Beacon. Meet the kitten, Gizmo:
Gizmo and Gizmo’s human: our hats (and cat lady sweaters) off to you!
Thanks to rider Steve P. for the tip.
We have lots of cute animals riding Muni, as well as our strange cargo report for you to amuse yourself on this gray Monday.
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Tracing the stories of objects left behind on Muni is a favorite pastime of ours. Going beyond the odd scarf or umbrella, we’ll occasionally get an item that begs an origin story.
A sloshy bowl of milk, spoon included, is pretty high on that list.
Maybe it’s an offering for transit-riding cats? (Don’t look at me that way, cats on Muni are totally a thing.) Could even be Part 2 of a joke that starts with “Fruity Pebbles walked into a bus…” — where the joke is ultimately on the rest of us contending with it.
Let’s just chalk it up to holiday week brain.
Thanks for sharing, mr9erfan. Anyone else have important dispatches for their fellow riders? Muni Diaries only exists because of your stories and submissions, so tag us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with your observations. Our email inbox (firstname.lastname@example.org) is always open, too.
In the latest installment of “Gotta Get It Home Somehow,” Muni rider dee brings us this passenger on the K-Ingleside with what looks like a big ol’ trash can. Or am I wrong and this isn’t a big ol’ trash can?
Oh, well. You know … gotta get it home somehow.
Muni Diaries reader Casey reported the latest awkward strange cargo that someone took on Muni because that’s how you get around town:
When you have to take a streetcar to transport a spare tire to the nearest gas station! Thank goodness the train driver was kind enough to drop her off near the gas station.
Whether it’s a giant bubble wrap, a full-size mattress, or Saint Jude himself, our strange cargo report has you covered. Tag us on Instagram #munidiaries to submit your own report!
Photo via @cmalado
Muni rider Kim is on his way to bubble wrap all the things! I ran into Kim on the 38-R as he boarded the bus with his enormous cargo. He was nice enough to let me take a photo of his bubble wrap, but I didn’t ask him if I could pop a bubble because that would just be creepy, right?
Turns out someone else on the bus was equally impressed with Kim! Here’s a shot by Muni rider Lorena from the back of the bus.
Congrats, Kim, you have officially entered the Muni Diaries Strange Cargo Hall of Fame. You’re in good company with this styrofoam mountain and taxidermy deer head.
Rider and friend of Muni Diaries Laura spotted this … dress? art installation? on the 37-Corbett the other night. This is by far the most babies I’ve ever seen on Muni at the same time.