Mark Abramson was waiting for a 24-Divisadero Muni bus near the corner of Castro and Market when he noticed two cars at the bus stop, two angry drivers and a policeman. He overheard the officer say, “OK now, there’s no damage to either vehicle, no one has been injured, and now we’re all going to go peaceably about our day, all right? How about a group hug?”“No. I’m not a hugging kind of person,” said the angrier of the two drivers. “C’mon,” said the officer. “This is San Francisco, man.
Visiting Oslo recently, Kristian Nergaard was taken by the “Taxi refunds and travel guarantee” code of Ruter, that city’s version of SFMTA. “If you are delayed for more than 20 minutes due to delays on our part,” is the opening statement, “we will cover your taxi expenses up to NOK 550” (about $70). The system to obtain a refund is laid out, with notes that the online application form is in Norwegian only, but the application can be made in English by mail.
The occasion was Carole Shorenstein Hays’ birthday, and the luncheon guests (about 20 women and a sprinkling of men) were dressed appropriately for the Neiman Marcus Rotunda. You might have thought it was an annual garden club luncheon, but this proper gathering on Friday, Sept. 15, took place only a few hours before the raunchy and raucous opening of “Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music” at the Curran, and that seemed no coincidence.
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Selecting a term
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