You can tell by looking at this scene that these putative San Francisco Municipal Railway riders have been here a long time – just look at them. People are standing on McAllister Street, trying to will the next bus into existence.
These days, what with smart phones and such, people are less likely to be in the dark, information-wise. They know about The Plan from MUNI to get buses to them. (In this case, The Plan deals with the Asian Heritage Street Celebration in the Civic Center blocking the electric-powered #5 Fulton line at Larkin.) The problem is that this particular Plan is taking a while to get going.
If it were me, I’d just walk a few blocks perpendicular to the bus line with the hope of catching a ride – that’s be much more tempting than queueing up here, with the risk that the next coach would be already full with others affected.
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Of course that’s easy for me to say as it would be no problem for me to hoof it up the slopes of Cathedral Hill. Or down to Haight, which has a lot of lines.
Anyway, that would be my coping strategy in this situation.