I continue my love affair with San Francisco public transportation. Last night I’m on the 1 California heading east talking with Patrick on the phone. He asks what’s going on, it sounds like I’m in some kind of bomb shelter.
I’m on the bus, I tell him. And boy does he need to get acquainted with the bus. The 28 is sweet, I tell him. And the 30 Stockton still has secret twists and corners yet to be discovered.
I tell him that in the morning I wanted to go to the Marina District – a straight shot down Divisidero from Mt. Zion. But on Muni I walk 2 blocks in the opposite direction, catch the 38L Geary to Presidio, hop on the 28 north at Masonic and within 20 minutes (no longer than it would take to drive and find parking) I am swooped circuitously west then north, then east through the Presidio and dropped down right in the smack of Cow Hollow. It was absolutely exquisite.
I have three responses, Patrick says. One, that is perhaps the most boring thing I have ever heard. Two, I feel compelled to transcribe it word for word. And three, there is some clutch of men in some bar somewhere in this city, talking about exactly the same thing.
Such it is to be in love.