Sometimes it’s cold and foggy when I’d like it to be warm and sunny.
And sometimes people shit all over the place. Yeah, literally. People. Shit. All over the place.
When work crews pulled open a broken BART escalator at San Francisco’s Civic Center Station last month, they found so much human excrement in its works they had to call a hazardous-materials team. While the sheer volume of human waste was surprising, its presence was not… All those biological excretions can gum up the wheels and gears of BART’s escalators, shutting them down for long periods of extended repairs, increasing station cleaning costs and creating an unpleasant aroma for morning commuters… Officers have to witness someone in the act to issue a citation…
But don’t worry, the city is going to clean this up for us:
BART officials have recently begun meeting with San Francisco authorities to explore ways of cleaning up the 16th Street plaza. Those conversations could easily evolve to encompass the downtown stairwells… [emphasis added]
Sometimes I love living in San Francisco, and sometimes it seems a little bit like what I’d expect from a place like Brazzaville.