Busline Blog: Overheard on the 1R

on February 27, 2009

A thing I love about Bay Area public transport is the consistency with which people treat buses and trains like personal living rooms. This covers everything from personal hygiene—applying makeup, removing makeup, clipping fingernails—to the All Time Most Annoying Thing Anyone Can Do, which is listen, loudly, to every single ring tone on their cell phone while they attempt to choose their favorite. All of that’s fairly benign, though. What to do when you overhear a cell phone conversation like this?

Guy on Phone: “Yeah, I threw a bowl of tuna at the b***h. [Laughs]. This morning. Yeah, I threw a bowl of tuna! Then I ripped up a $20 bill. I snatched it out of her bra, she said, give me back my money, and I said I don’t want your money, and I ripped it up.”

Photo by Basil D Soufi
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