Adapting the classical Kübler-Ross model to San Francisco yields Four Stages of MUNI Passenger Grief:
1. Denial — “I feel fine.”; “This can’t be happening, not to me.” Passengers in this stage look expectantly in the direction of the next MUNI vehicle.
2. Anger — “Why me? It’s not fair!”; “How can this happen to me?”; “Who is to blame?” Passengers in this stage fight each other, or, like Akit, go Full Martin Luther, calling for Nat Ford’s head, as soon as they get home.
3. Depression — “I’m so sad, why bother with anything?”; “I miss my loved one, why go on?” Passengers in this stage enter shoe-gazer mode, hanging their heads in despair.
4. Acceptance — “It’s going to be okay.”; “I can’t fight it, I may as well prepare for it.” Passengers in this stage sit down in the middle of the street, instinctively conserving energy for the long wait ahead. Thusly:
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Yes, that’s the right train but it’s headed the wrong direction. It’s going to be a loooooong night, once again.