If you didn’t already know, the kind of useless Muni line is shutting down tonight. Personally, I’ve never ridden the Muni so I don’t give a shit, but presumably some of you do. Honestly, I like biking and I don’t like buses. Getting stabbed does sound like fun though. Once I was taking the MBTA-70 into Boston and watched what I assumed to be a homeless man stand up and piss right there on the bus. From that day on I swore to never ride the bus again and live on Capp St so I could watch people piss right in front of my house on an hourly basis instead.
But seriously, you can get anywhere in the city faster on a bicycle. I don’t really see the point of taking it unless you are physically unable to get around without a motor (you could probably get around faster on a rascal scooter though).
Anyways, I felt it would be inappropriate to not honor the line in some way, so I asked a bunch of people who ride the line to write up obituaries for it. Most people were like “who gives a shit?” Figures.
From the smart and stylish Laura Beck:
I used to take the 26 from glen park to the mission on the regular(ish). what to say?
cons: this bus NEVER, and I mean NEVER, came.
pros: more time to play flight control on my phone and avoid Real Work.
cons: one of the regular drivers told me some awkward sexual jokes…is he hitting on me??
pros: i feel pretty!
pros: cleaner than your average city bus.
cons: no stabbings! BO-RING! perhaps this is why they are canceling service?
pros: drops you off in front of zeitgeist. entire days spent in lovely backyard garden, surrounded by awesome folks!
cons: drops you off in front of zeitgeist. entire days wasted in shitbox backyard garden, surrounded by assholes!