Tuesday, January 24, 2006

A real class act

If you are familiar with my blogs, you probably guessed correctly that I was being sarcastic.

Ride home today was very crowded, no surprise. But what did surprise me was that a man, probably in his 30s, decided to take BART, topless. He had tennis shoes with loose, untied laces, dragging white sweat pants, a matching white beret tilted sideways, and no shirt on! In his hands, was a crumbled up, oily KFC paper take-out bag. Very classy, as you can imagine.

I don't know why anyone would go out in public topless, especially on a cold day. Sure, the sun is finally back out again, but we're still talking about the mid to high-50s! It's not 85 degrees out there?? But even if it is, at least cover yourself up in public, especially in an overcrowded BART train.

The funny thing was, he left at 12th Street/Oakland City Center Station, and many standing passengers, including myself, were eyeing the empty seat. But knowing that his semi-hairy, body touched the seats without clothing in between, no one sat down. Finally, an unknowning rider who just entered the train happily took the seat.

What can I say....BART is full of surprises.

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