Post #429

Transfer tickets

18th June 2004, mid-afternoon | Comments (22)

Yesterday I took the L-train to get downtown, and when I boarded I asked the driver how much a transfer ticket would be:

L-train driver
We don’t sell transfers, they come as part of your fare. But they verrrry useful, for many things.
*Can’t think of anything they’d be useful for beyond catching another bus*
L-train driver
Oh yes.
*Turns and looks Dunstan straight in the eye*
Useful for maaaannnnny good things.

And then he winked at me!


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  1. Simon Willison:

    ROFL! Sounds like you just missed a chance to be included in the global transfer ticket conspiracy.

    Posted 3 minutes after the fact
  2. Phil Ringnalda:

    Heh. Dunstan doesn't know what else transfers are useful for.

    You do know how to use the three seashells, right?

    Posted 33 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Jim
  3. Sweet N Sassy:

    What would they be good for, I turn my head shyly asking or just maybe just don't know about those Southern Girls.

    Posted 49 minutes after the fact
  4. David Barrett:

    It is possible he was in fact giving you the secret wink. I believe the appropriate response in such circumstances is to tap your left shoulder twice with your right palm, shouting "Huzzah! Huzzah!" to the beat. Then grab your nose with (and I can't stress this enough) your LEFT index finger and thumb, and twist it while shouting "Bullah-bullah-boo!". Having now identified yourself as a member of his order, you may retire to the nearest hall to plot the downfall of mankind.

    Or maybe he just meant they could be redeemed for sex?

    Posted 1 hour, 2 minutes after the fact
  5. Jim:

    Hey you've started saying "Sheesh" - next thing you'll wake up and find you've turned into a valley girl. Like, really.

    Posted 1 hour, 24 minutes after the fact
  6. Hans:

    Perhaps yet another one of your "gay" encounters? Who knows. ;)

    Posted 2 hours, 32 minutes after the fact
  7. Jim:

    Thanks for the Demolition Man reference. I needed that.

    I think I want to rent it this weekend, now.

    Posted 2 hours, 55 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Phil Ringnalda
  8. Kitta:

    You really should start using your Gaynip powers for evil, think about it...

    Free bus rides, free food (and I don't mean deli meat samples), free Amazon gift vouchers that you'd totally give to your friend Nikita. Yeah.

    Just think about it. ;o)

    Posted 7 hours, 48 minutes after the fact
  9. Rob Mientjes:

    Gaynip it is. You surely have an interesting life, my man.

    Posted 10 hours, 26 minutes after the fact
  10. Nick:

    was he wearing a yellow sports bra?

    Posted 11 hours, 26 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ MaThIbUs
  11. MaThIbUs:

    Good one, Nick!

    Hilarious stuff. The dialogues on this site are high quality humour.

    Dunstan, did you forget to add <q> tags to the first thing said (by the L-train driver)?

    Posted 16 hours, 35 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Nick
  12. Sweet N Sassy:

    I see I must set you'll straight here. The color for the sports bra could not be Yellow for it must be Pinkish Peach. He also Flutters his eyelashes.

    I do love the humour here!

    Posted 19 hours, 29 minutes after the fact
  13. Sheldon:

    Hahahaha... seems you've been hit on a super creepy bus driver.

    Dunstan, you better stay inside this coming weekend. It's gay pride weekend in the city and the boys will smell you from a mile away. Or...if you're brave and want to get really drunk for free...go down to city hall during the festivities. There will be over 1 million people in a 12 block area. You'll be gettin offers for drinks all day long.

    If I see you, I'll be sure to offer you one myself, except without all the creepy flirting. :-)

    Posted 1 day, 23 hours after the fact
  14. Alexander Micek:

    Transfer tickets, sadly, are not as useful as press-ups. The drop in your weekly average as of late has saddened me greatly. Your thoughts on this matter would be appreciated.

    Posted 2 days, 3 hours after the fact
  15. Valleygirl Row:

    Silly!everybody knows - bar you -
    transfers can duplicate pictures and words onto any canvas it's endless...
    missed opportunity... sheesh


    Posted 2 days, 11 hours after the fact
  16. Jesse Perry:

    wait.. you didn't finish the story. what are they useful for? :D

    sounds like you need to start wearin a sign on your shirt "IM NOT GAY"

    Posted 3 days, 1 hour after the fact
  17. Hopkin:

    having finally caught up on your travels, am quite concerned about you, whats this Gaynip thing!! are you ok, it seems many of your friends here are alluding to questionable sexuality?? whats going on?? lol!!

    Posted 5 days, 12 hours after the fact
  18. Sarah:

    You mean, YOU DON'T KNOW about the TRANSFER ticket??? Well, I'm sorry Sugarbutt, but I am SO not going to be the one to tell you...

    #stuffs Tesco tissue in gob#

    Posted 5 days, 23 hours after the fact
  19. Rob:

    For starters:

    It's not the L train; it's not a train at all, it's a street car. Known as the L Taravel. If you got a driver that spoke to you when you asked for a transfer ticket, you were lucky. They're called transfers not transfer tickets. If he further brightened your day by adding some nonsense, consider yourself blessed. It's far more than even seasoned veterans of the muni get on a good day.

    You have yet to say anything good of SF. You land in the most flagrantly homosexual district in the world and want to meet women, then you dis all the advances made by men. Sorry all the straight wimin didn't run up to meet you.

    San Francisco is the worst place ever, but it is the best too. For a straight male, polk and castro, the tenderloin, they're all uncomfortable, but they aren't really SF.

    Forgive this reader, but SF is my home of 30 years.

    In defense of Hetero San Franciscans and Girls Everywhere... Toodles


    Posted 3 weeks, 3 days after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Dunstan
  20. Dunstan:

    Rob, I've written about the things I've written about because they're so different from my everyday life in Dorset: they're meant to amuse, not to convey complaint. If they don't amuse you, then please don't read them, or if you do read them at least try to see them from the point of view of people who've not been immersed in American society and "the most flagrantly homosexual district in the world" before.

    If you want me to say it out loud, then I will: "I like San Francisco!", but I'd have thought that the fact that I moved here, found a girlfriend here, met great friends here, and am looking for work here, would be indication enough that I like your town.

    Sorry if that's not been obvious, and excuse me as I continue to laugh at the things that happen to me here :o)

    Thanks for your comment, and Viva San Francisco!

    Posted 3 weeks, 4 days after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Rob
    Inspired: ↓ Sal
  21. Sal:

    Seems you're in San Francisco. Welcome.

    Update that colophon, youngster, and get a new pano for the top of the page. Consider using the view from atop of Telegraph Hill -- one of my favorites.

    Posted 3 weeks, 6 days after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Dunstan
    Inspired: ↓ Dunstan
  22. Dunstan:

    Just... wait... a... couple... more... days!
    I can't promise you a new pano, but I can promise a few other new things :o)

    Posted 3 weeks, 6 days after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Sal

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