That said, I will venture into the fray one final time to do the finale of this season. Then that's it. We can still be friends.
NOW on to today's topic: the Muni Slow-Down Pull-Away. By this I mean when a bus approaches a stop, slows briefly to make you think it's going to stop, and then ACCELERATES AWAY FROM THE STOP without stopping. The fuck? This has now happened to me twice in two days, and maybe 3-4 times over the past month. WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON MUNI.
Monday I'm waiting for the 5L around 8:30 a.m. Here it comes. It's about half-full, and there are no other busses at the stop. It slows down and starts to pull over, then SPEEDS UP AND MERGES BACK INTO TRAFFIC. I yelled a curse word.
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There are only a few possible explanations.
(1) The driver did not look to see if there was anyone standing at a normally crowded stop at 8:30 on a Monday morning, assumed nobody would be trying to get anywhere at that particular time, slowed down just for the fuck of it, and went on his way.
(2) The driver consciously decided to fuck with everyone at the stop by faking them out, making it look like he was stopping, and then pulling back into traffic.
(3) Someone on the bus was having a heart attack. The person having a heart attack said "Driver, I see my cardiologist there at that stop!" The driver started to pull over. The person then said, "No, that's not him. My mistake. Please, on to the hospital!"
(4) The driver started to make the stop, saw his ex-wife standing there, muttered "Fuck that bitch" under his breath, and pulled back into traffic.
Happened again this morning with the 31. Almost exact same circumstances. WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON.
Final thought: Maybe it's me.