25 April 2014

A Tale of Two Cities

The other day I got on MUNI...

Wait, I think some context is needed.

So I have a broken hand. A recently broken hand. A displaced fracture of the 5th metacarpal to be exact.
It is in a cast / splint / sling thing that is quite visible.

So I got on MUNI light rail.
As I stepped on to the train a bearded younger guy in an Uber hoody and artisanal hat who was sitting in a seat looked up at me. Our eyes met. He looked away, putting his sunglasses back on, reached down, picked up his longboard and carefully placed it on the (empty) seat next to him.

I sighed.

At that point a hispanic kid wearing big Beats headphones looked at me, raised his eyebrows and offered me his seat.

And you wonder why so many of us are unexcited about the tech industry's impact on our city and our lives.

And you wonder why so many of us would prefer a different future. A different city. A better SF.