Thursday, July 27th, 2006

Rise In Incidence of Going Dumb Seen

In the Yay, we have this little thing called “Spare The Air” day where when it’s mad hot, they let you ride BART for free. Nice consumer-friendly environmentally correct idea, right?

Well, seems like now the whole thing is being called into question by the regular paying BART customers because fools were getting too hyphy on the trains. Here’s the shocking report from the SF Chronicle:

The free rides brought an extra 20,000 to 30,000 patrons to the already-taxed system during each Spare the Air Day, an increase of 8 to 10 percent over normal.

There were packed cars, blaring boom boxes, food and drink containers (which are banned) being tossed everywhere — even reports of homeless people flocking in to beat the heat.

BART police reported that the additional complaints mostly involved teenagers fighting with each other, intimidating passengers and generally behaving badly.

Now I’m pretty sure most of the complaints were filed by Red Sox fans from Walnut Creek saving 2 tanks of gas on their Hummers by taking BART to get to the Coliseum. (“My god, Jim! What is this yadadamean business?!”) But anyway the issue is now on the table. Will BART end its Spare The Air days? Will schools see a new “GO SMART TAKE BART” campaign this fall?

Who cares!

posted by @ 7:11 am | 1 Comment

One Response to “Rise In Incidence of Going Dumb Seen”

  1. ninoybrown says:

    “‘On one Spare the Air Day, said BART police Chief Gary Gee, ‘we had a train car taken over by 10 young males in white T-shirts and baggy pants, and they were holding the door open and acting like they were on the playground.

    ‘In certain trains, people were pretty terrified by their rides,’ he said.”

    i could just imagine all the hegemonic looking business types looking all dumbfounded when the kids were blinding them with their gleaming golden fronts, telling them to put their stunna shades on.

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