Friday, April 11, 2008

Bus Report #314

I don't know how other people get ready to face the day, but I generally start with a shower, brushing my teeth, you know, basic personal hygiene.
Apparently my fellow commuters (today, at least) don't do the same thing.
Exhibit A: Neighborhood crazy man clipping his nails on the 38, right across from me.
Exhibit B: Woman next to nail clipper, lotioning her chin (and only her chin) with a huge dollop of sickly sweet, flowery lotion.
Exhibit C: On the 22, I had the guy who always smells funky sitting in front of me, and no surprise, he smelled funky.
Exhibit D: The three people who took turns sitting next to me on the 22 had horrible, alarming, disgusting breath.
Exhibit E: The Puerto Rico guy and his toothless buddy sat behind me, reeking of sour beer, old chicory-smelling, stale cigarette smoke and sweat.

Thankfully, Potrero Hill smells good, fresh and summery today, with a hint of fresh brewed Anchor Steam beer.
So glad to be off the bus.


Blogger Kathleen said...

Ew! So gross. I'm not sure which character is the worst. Maybe the nail clipper?

Also! I did receive the Toy Boat certificate. Thanks Rachel!

I will definitely be utilizing it this weekend. Toy Boat and 80 degree weather-perfection!

9:54 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Glad you got the certificate!
I think the nail clipper is the worst because those things can really fly if you aren't careful about it... I always worry they are going to hit me, yuck!

10:10 AM  
Blogger tangobaby said...

I found you through the N-Judah Chronicles and now am enjoying your writing and at the same time being very glad I am taking the N instead of the bus to work.

5:11 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

thanks for reading, tangobaby! Hope your Ns are on time and empty!

11:37 AM  
Blogger tangobaby said...


From your keyboard to the Muni God's ears. I wish...

May your bus be clean of nail clippings and full of charming, good looking people who are nice to you. (That is just crazy.)

11:41 AM  

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