San Francisco, California
The Bus San Francisco Reviews
Jul 01, 2006
True things seen on buses in SF:
1. A crackhead and a homeless man brawling
2. Crackhead kicking the homeless guy in his man parts
3. Homeless guy peeing during the fight
4. Passenger throwing up due to pee smell
5. Live chickens
6. Some guy fighting another homeless guy onto the bus for stealing his stuff, fighting for 3 blocks and fighting their way off the bus
7. fresh stains from women (ahem) cycle-ing
That said, the buses are pretty reliable. They go everywhere, although they might be a bit late. Compared to other bus systems I've lived through (non existant service in the suburbs, everyone sitting in each other's laps in Panama, the confusing routes in Guatemala City), it's really not that bad. And props to just plain being available. I always hear tourists saying SF has a good public transportation system, so I guess other town don't even have buses or something.
However, SF buses do fall off their wires a lot, and tend to stop in traffic to fix it, and they also have a tendency to hit parked cars. Did you know they actually have little cards that say "Your car was hit by Bus # _______, on ____day, ____, driven by Driver # _____" that they leave on windsheilds?
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