Today's BART Adventure
I was minding my own business on the BART today when the driver came on the loudspeaker and said that there was an emergency, we'd be delayed at Hayward while she checked it out. We came to a stop and the doors suddenly had tourette's, opening and closing without reason. The person having the emergency grew concerned because the driver came on again and said "I'll be there! Hang on!" She strutted purposefully through the car and into the one behind me, where the emergency was taking place. After a few minutes she told us all to get off the train. I could see a guy on the floor of the car grimacing and Bart people swarming to the scene as we walked downstairs and over to the other side.
After about 10 minutes the Richmond train ('train for Richmond') came by and, after almost everyone around me said "is this the Richmond train?" we all got on the new train, which was much more crowded than the original, now Medical Emergency, train. Next to me was an old Chinese couple, but instead of speaking Chinese, they spoke in sign language. Wonder if that was in Chinese or English.
I forgot to mention that last week, a man in full mariachi garb, carrying his accordion, sat near me. My co-workers were once asked to look for a corpse (! a corpse!) on the BART. They also saw a man say to the couple near him "hold my bag" then stride up to the front of the car and deck a man who had evidently grabbed the ass of a nearby woman. Sometimes, it's just more excitement than should be allowed in one day.