Unlike many SFers I love our public transportation system. Not Bart of course, duh. Nobody likes Bart. I’m talking about Muni. It’s our bus system. It covers the city, it is more reliable than people give it credit for, and, especially when you get a seat, it can be a downright pleasant experience.
Being a Muni driver is a generally thankless job: one that is bitched about on twitter (looking at you @munidiaries), complained about to your face while managing fare jumpers, requires confrontations with unruly passengers, and includes chatty crazies who want to talk to you while you drive. All while negotiating the insanity of construction and traffic on San Francisco streets.
All of this leads me to my question: what happened to saying “thank you” to the driver? It used to be a person exiting the bus would holler out “Thank you!” But now? Rarely do I hear this.
Call me crazy, but I think the “thank you, Driver” should be brought back. So I do it, every ride, because it really is the absolute least that can be done to brighten someone’s day.
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I just wanted to say hi. I have read your entire blog these past days and I really enjoy it!I like looking at your bangle collection (love to wear lots of bangles and bracelets myself) and also you have such a nice humorous and soulful way of writing. Greetings from Romania, Anca
Awwww, thank you for reading! Your comment made me smile. And yeah, it sounds like you and I are into similar things 🙂 i like your blog too.
These are all cool and I’d wear them if I was from San Fran.
I’m behind your thank you driver movement, do it!