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This Is Why Everyone on BART Hates You
SF Weekly ^ | Wed., Apr. 17 2013 | Erin Sherbert

Posted on 04/21/2013 6:21:00 PM PDT by nickcarraway

You know what's worse than late BART trains and increasing transit fares? The douchebags riding those trains. Unfortunately, there's nothing to be done about those passengers who shamelessly clip their nails, pass gas, and pick their nose. And even if you aren't one of those idiots who gives themselves a pedicure en route to Powell Street, everyone on BART hates you anyway, and this is why:

You pee/poop on our seats:

In case your mother hadn't told you, BART is not your personal potty, which means shitting and pissing on the escalators, floors, seats, and ticket machines is a no-no. If you can't hold it, then poop in your own pants, that's what your underwear is for.

You take up two seats with your crap while the rest of us stand:

Look, I don't want to sit next to you any more than you want to sit next to me, but I also don't want to stand. So move your Trader Joe's bags and your exercise ball or whatever the hell it is you feel entitled to bring on the train and give me that seat. And stop giving me dirty looks.

You talk too much:

Hang up the damn phone and stop yammering on about your stupid boss and organic groceries. Nobody cares and nobody on BART wants to hear your one-sided conversation, especially with that voice. That's what texting is for. Unless of course you are having a raging argument with your partner; then feel free to keep sharing that entertainment with us -- it's not like I can concentrate on my book now.

You cut in line while the rest of us wait like adults for a train: Do you see that line of people queued up by the tracks? Those people are waiting for the next train just like you are, except they've done the BART equivalent of taking a number. Everyone can see you lingering on the sidelines acting like you aren't waiting for the next train, and when the train arrives, everyone can also see you hop the line and be the first to grab whatever seats remain. But here's the deal: You didn't work any harder that day than the rest of us, and you sure as hell don't want to get home any faster. So get at the back of the line where you belong.

Thanks for sharing

After you cut in line, you refuse to make space for everyone else: What the hell is wrong with you? You are not entitled to your own cubicle on BART. Move back, and then keep moving so the rest of us who didn't cut in line can get on the train we've been standing around waiting for. Nobody is asking you to be all Emily Post about it, just make room for the herd.

You smell like ass:

Everyone complains about how disgusting BART is, but have you ever considered that it's not BART, it's you. Maybe you don't know it, or, worse, maybe you just don't care, but the rest of us can smell you and we do care as long as we're being packed inside that train where breathable space is as plentiful as BART seats during rush hour.


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1 posted on 04/21/2013 6:21:00 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: martin_fierro

Ping


2 posted on 04/21/2013 6:21:19 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; a fool in paradise

Dear Penthouse!


3 posted on 04/21/2013 6:23:30 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: nickcarraway

What has always impressed me about BART is the horrific racket you hear when riding on it. Like the sound track to a bad Sci-Fi movie.


4 posted on 04/21/2013 6:25:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: nickcarraway

Liberals and Progressives hate you.

The conditions on BART are just a symptom.


5 posted on 04/21/2013 6:26:40 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: nickcarraway

Isn’t SF Weekly a liberal rag?


6 posted on 04/21/2013 6:26:48 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: nickcarraway
In case your mother hadn't told you, BART is not your personal potty, which means shitting and pissing on the escalators, floors, seats, and ticket machines is a no-no. If you can't hold it, then poop in your own pants, that's what your underwear is for.

You take up two seats with your crap while the rest of us stand:

Look, I don't want to sit next to you any more than you want to sit next to me, but I also don't want to stand. So move your Trader Joe's bags and your exercise ball or whatever the hell it is you feel entitled to bring on the train and give me that seat. And stop giving me dirty looks.

Ah, the genius of Urban Mass Transit, given to us by our Enlightened Pubic Servant Ruling Class.

The author forgets to mention all the times he sees the Mayor, SF District Attorney, and Chief of Police riding to work with him on the BARF line.

I'm sure it's just an oversight. After all, you see the same public officials taking the same train you do every day, pretty soon they stop seeming special. You start to see them as just ordinary folks, right?

7 posted on 04/21/2013 6:26:56 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: nickcarraway
An I will be there at the beginning of May
8 posted on 04/21/2013 6:27:22 PM PDT by sharpee
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To: 2banana

David Rocker, is that you?


9 posted on 04/21/2013 6:31:10 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

In some pervert circles that might be a draw in SF.


10 posted on 04/21/2013 6:32:36 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The Team: Progressives, Margret Sanger, Josef Mengele and the Butcher of Philadelphia)
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To: 2Fro; all_mighty_dollar; Arkat Kingtroll; Battle Hymn of the Republic; Betis70; billycat95130; ...

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11 posted on 04/21/2013 6:33:47 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: nickcarraway
And people wonder why I don't do (US)public transportation.

Yep I have used public transport in other countries.

Some are as nasty as US but some places are actually civilized. People are clean, polite and act like humans.

But even there I hate public transportation.

12 posted on 04/21/2013 6:37:07 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Promotional Fee Paid for by "Ouchies" The Sharp, Prickly Toy You Bathe With!)
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To: nickcarraway

Who the hell rides mass transit but losers, libtards (I repeat myself) and the homeless?

Besides, they don’t call them Massholes for nothing.


13 posted on 04/21/2013 6:39:03 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (The Government is actively preparing to go to War with a significant portion of its own Citizens.)
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To: nickcarraway; All
BART IDIOT HALL OF FAME FACEBOOK GROUP

Union City BART station, Valentine's Day.

14 posted on 04/21/2013 6:40:15 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
The only time I take public transportation is when I have to go to Manhattan. That's the only place in the United States of America in which I do not want to take my car.

It is however entertaining to ride NYC public transportation, with the added bonus of being able to buy a 23 oz cup of beer at Penn Station for the trip back.

15 posted on 04/21/2013 6:40:52 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: nickcarraway

I think mass transit is pretty much the same everywhere.

In Japan there are “Women only” cars on the Tokyo subway because of all the male gropers.

I can’t count the times I had to sit beside someone on a Hong Kong bus that probably hadn’t had a shower since 1955

The subway and train stations in Italy smell like urine.

The Shanghai subway is new but the cars already look like they are poorly maintained

The tube trains in London are almost always dirty and filled with people who look miserable.

The subways in New York while better than they used be are still repulsive and sometime scary.

You can walk faster than the subway in Moscow

Yes I have ridden all of these


16 posted on 04/21/2013 6:41:57 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Ouderkirk

Well, poor people do and since we all have to pay for it, maybe the riders SHOULD raise hell and get the BART cops to do something about the feral people who abuse it.


17 posted on 04/21/2013 6:42:56 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: martin_fierro

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/yoy.wav


18 posted on 04/21/2013 6:42:58 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: martin_fierro

I’ve never seen MooseChelle in a swimsuit before!


19 posted on 04/21/2013 6:43:57 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Fai Mao

You have my sympathy. I’ll bet the German subways are good though. There seems to be some discipline there, and I’m not being sarcastic.


20 posted on 04/21/2013 6:44:34 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds like you need to be kicking some ass instead of crying on the net!


21 posted on 04/21/2013 6:44:43 PM PDT by Bibman (Tea Party since 1976)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

I use public transportation every day. Tyne and wear metro (Newcastle England) you wouldn’t believe the things I’ve seen. Last week I witnessed a brawl between Sunderland and Newcastle fans days before the football match. I saw a ticket inspector get stabbed by a chav without a ticket. I once got onto a metro car on the way to Sunderland that was full of Liverpool supporters on the way to the match against Sunderland, they were all very intoxicated, pissing on the floor, chanting, drinking, hoying bottles out the window, it was madness. The drunks I encounter, the poor hygiene, the rude people, the smackheads, the women getting undressed it’s crazy. I could write a book about my experiences on the Tyne and Wear metro. I’ve often thought about getting a car, but I’m afraid I would be missing something exciting


22 posted on 04/21/2013 6:47:55 PM PDT by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: Fai Mao

London was the most convenient to me.


23 posted on 04/21/2013 6:48:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Steely Tom

The author forgets to mention all the times he sees the Mayor, SF District Attorney, and Chief of Police riding to work with him on the BARF line”<

The odds of that happening are about the same as you sitting between Nancy Pelosi and Moochelle Obama at the Local Obamacare Clinic while waiting for the Third World Trained Physician Assistant to see you.


24 posted on 04/21/2013 6:48:52 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Compliance with Tyranny is Treason...)
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To: Amberdawn
I’ll bet the German subways are good though. There seems to be some discipline there, and I’m not being sarcastic.

The service gets worse the farther east you go. ;)

25 posted on 04/21/2013 6:49:12 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: nickcarraway

Spot on....

I was going to add they smell like Shiite but, the author had essence of his rant attenuated and peaked perfectly.


26 posted on 04/21/2013 6:49:40 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Never been to SF so I can’t say how it is on BART but I’ve had good experiences in Chicago, DC, and Atlanta on public transit. However, back in the 80s, pre-Giuliani clean-up, I considered riding NYC transit and decided the odors emanating from the entry was not drawing me down there.


27 posted on 04/21/2013 6:50:24 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: SamAdams76

“It is however entertaining to ride NYC public transportation, “

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Not if you’re a woman on a crowded vehicle.

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28 posted on 04/21/2013 6:51:17 PM PDT by Mears
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To: nickcarraway
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29 posted on 04/21/2013 6:53:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: martin_fierro

Strap meet sharp knife...


30 posted on 04/21/2013 6:57:34 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: T-Bird45

DC is pretty good. New York Subways have definitely improved since the early 90s.


31 posted on 04/21/2013 7:01:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

The people mover in Detroit is pretty good but it doesn’t go anywhere and nobody rides it.


32 posted on 04/21/2013 7:02:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Switzerland’s mass transit is awesome.

Of course, their army guys ride on it too, so.....


33 posted on 04/21/2013 7:24:04 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (0bama is a POS, with all due respect to excrement.)
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To: cripplecreek
The people mover in Detroit is pretty good but it doesn’t go anywhere and nobody rides it.

The one that goes from one end of the airport to the other is pretty cool.

Beats standing in the lobby and having to listen to CNN.

34 posted on 04/21/2013 7:32:44 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

My grandson and I took the train from San Diego to Disney about 5 years ago. First time I had been on a train since my college days. Actually quite pleasant - but maybe because we were the only two in Business class.

I would walk before I rode a bus anywhere in any city I’ve been in though.


35 posted on 04/21/2013 7:34:26 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: nickcarraway

One time when I rode BART to my summer job in SF, during law school, I sat across from an elderly man with a drippy nose. The snot hung from his nose straight down, around 10 inches long, and dangled there. It went up and down like a yo-yo, stretching and shrinking, as the car moved. It was the most fascinatingly repulsive thing I have ever seen. I did not have a tissue to give him, and nobody else noticed or cared.

I love my car. If Obama wants me to use public transportation, he will have to pry the steering wheel out of my cold, dead hands.


36 posted on 04/21/2013 7:40:59 PM PDT by married21
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To: bicyclerepair

“Switzerland’s mass transit is awesome.”

Odd that you should mention that because that was also my experience.

The London subways were OK but I will never forget the smell - and these were NOT bums. The people were courteous, though.


37 posted on 04/21/2013 7:46:57 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is v?ery late in the day.")
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To: nickcarraway; martin_fierro
I was riding on BART behind this young couple, and the guy took out his "grill" out of his mouth and showed it to his girl and she tried it out and put it in her mouth.

Nothing says "love" like sharing your grill with your babe. :-)

38 posted on 04/21/2013 7:49:52 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: cripplecreek

The mass transit in Atlanta, what little there is, is amazingly safe and clean. It is run by people who actually appreciate the gift from the Feds, and they rule it with an iron hand - zero tolerance for ANY crap. No eating. No drinking. No annoying. And plenty of undercover who will arrest without warning and they mean it. I’ve seen it myself more than once.

The bad news is, eventually you have to get OFF of it...


39 posted on 04/21/2013 7:54:46 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is v?ery late in the day.")
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To: CounterCounterCulture; martin_fierro

He did that in front of you and did offer to let you try, too? How rude?


40 posted on 04/21/2013 7:54:48 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Anyone ever watch ‘hardcore pawn’? Amazing how those animal customers act. Tru channel..tuedays 8 pm


41 posted on 04/21/2013 7:55:25 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type)a)
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To: nickcarraway
For a few bucks a day, it's the safest indoor warm seating a homeless person can find. And the stations have bathrooms, too.

Pay your fare for the minimum distance, and then ride back and forth in air-conditioned comfort until they kick you out.

-PJ

42 posted on 04/21/2013 7:57:00 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: nickcarraway

The problem with public transportation is that it is public.


43 posted on 04/21/2013 8:01:21 PM PDT by xp38
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To: nickcarraway

Another One Rides The Bus?

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=tZkouut-9RQ&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DtZkouut-9RQ


44 posted on 04/21/2013 8:03:02 PM PDT by broken_clock (Nuke'm til they glow, then shoot'em in the dark.)
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To: The Antiyuppie

I rode the city trains and tram for a day in Portland, OR., last summer and surprisingly did not see one bad or weird thing. Just lucky, I guess.


45 posted on 04/21/2013 8:06:21 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Fai Mao

Singapore MRT is pretty nice - of course, if they had the types of passengers BART has, they would never have time to cane everybody who deserves it. :)


46 posted on 04/21/2013 8:12:13 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Amberdawn
Back in the 80s I heard that one cent of all California sales tax goes to run the BART and now the LA Metro. So people who never will visit either city have to pay for it.

Public transportation and the subway in SF are called the BART. If in the future the Fresno Area ever needs one, what will they call it?

47 posted on 04/21/2013 8:13:42 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

FATRO?


48 posted on 04/21/2013 8:16:17 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: The Antiyuppie; cripplecreek; nickcarraway
The mass transit in Atlanta, what little there is, is amazingly safe and clean. It is run by people who actually appreciate the gift from the Feds, and they rule it with an iron hand - zero tolerance for ANY crap. No eating. No drinking. No annoying. And plenty of undercover who will arrest without warning and they mean it. I’ve seen it myself more than once.

Wish they had that kind of order on BART. It's heartbreaking to see the pictures from 1972, when it first opened (check the archive on SFGate.com, Peter Hartlaub's "Let's Go to the Morgue") and the seats were clean and everyone was well-dressed (those '70s fashions!) and courteous.

Now you can count on finding:
* Eating and drinking (I don't mean breath mints/gum and water, but food smells, food wrappers, food refuse on the seats and floor)
* Feet ON the seats (even with shoes on!) as if it were their living-room couch
* Use of the overhead SRO grab bars as gymnastics equipment
* Panhandlers and juvenile candy salesmen who pass through the cars soliciting donations
* Gang members who go as a group from one car to another, glaring at all the passengers

Etc.

49 posted on 04/21/2013 8:17:51 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont
everyone was well-dressed (those '70s fashions!)

Oh yes, I remember!


50 posted on 04/21/2013 8:20:18 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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