Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Bus Report #509

How are the schedule changes effecting you?
So far, I can't say I've noticed much of a change on my usual routes, except that the evening buses have been packed packed if I catch them around 5 PM, but a little less packed if I catch them even a few minutes later. Curious.
Also, the lack of any bus shelter along 17th Street really sucked yesterday, as I stood in the bus stop in the rain with no umbrella or raincoat.

Yesterday morning my 22 was late, and when I got out one of the regulars came up to me and asked me if I thought the bus was late because of the schedule change.
I looked up at him (he is at least 6 feet tall, and just large all over) and said, "I don't know, but there sure were a lot of people on that bus."
He nodded. "Thanks," he said. "That's what I thought."
I wasn't sure how to respond, but the light changed and I crossed the street away from him.

Sunday afternoon I went out to run some errands, and quickly remembered it was Bay To Breakers. My 38L bus had a Viking, a bunch of Roman soldiers, some kids in headbands and knee socks, and an adult baby.
As he left the bus, one of the Roman soldiers reached out and touched the hip of one of the head-banded, knee-socked boys.
Later, a couple from out of town caught a glimpse of some more B2Bers on Geary, and the husband wondered what was going on. "I think they had some kind of parade," said his wife.
A pair of farmers crossed the street in front of us.
A trio of construction workers went in to the combo Wells/Starbucks across the street.
As I walked down my street, a crew of rainbow-colored crayons headed in the opposite direction.


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