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(SFGate)   The number one problem for San Francisco's BART system is trains being on time. The number two problem is so many people poop on the escalators they cease operating   (sfgate.com) divider line 147
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2012-07-26 07:02:40 PM
I guess that would be a "number two problem."
 
2012-07-26 09:56:59 PM
A lot of poop on Fark today. Dog poop, people poop. Poop.
 
2012-07-26 10:11:18 PM
It doesn't surprise me that people crap in the BART stations, being as how they're sheltered and often have corners or curves that are a little more private for such things. But the escalator? Really? It would never occur to me that an escalator could be a prime spot for crapping.
 
2012-07-26 10:15:09 PM
See guys, it's not just OWS folks that crap on everything, it's just part of San Francisco culture.
 
2012-07-26 10:16:12 PM
what if you don't finish by the time the escalator gets to the bottom?
 
2012-07-26 10:18:24 PM
Gee, I have a crazy idea. If you're already OK with homeless people living in the station, why not leave a bathroom open at the station too.
 
2012-07-26 10:18:34 PM
SF is just one big farking toilette. That city needs an enema!
 
2012-07-26 10:18:43 PM

MajorGroove: It doesn't surprise me that people crap in the BART stations, being as how they're sheltered and often have corners or curves that are a little more private for such things. But the escalator? Really? It would never occur to me that an escalator could be a prime spot for crapping.


If youre mostly alone at night in a rail station and you need to crap... why not the escalator? Especially if you stand just at the edge at the bottom, you could turn around and watch it go, better than a clear toilet! Its gross, but i mean its definitely the funniest option.
 
2012-07-26 10:19:09 PM
I live in Philadelphia, and I'm convinced this is also the explanation for the consistently broken escalators at SEPTA stations, now.
 
2012-07-26 10:19:42 PM
Seems like this would be more of an issue for MARTA. Dunno, just seems more...Atlanta-esque.
 
2012-07-26 10:19:59 PM

moviemarketing: what if you don't finish by the time the escalator gets to the bottom?


I want to know what happens when the basement fills up with stairs (and poop)
 
2012-07-26 10:20:14 PM
I think pooping on a moving escalator is an impressive skill. I don't think I could do it.
 
2012-07-26 10:20:46 PM
Well, that escalated quickly
 
2012-07-26 10:21:26 PM

DarKrow: I live in Philadelphia, and I'm convinced this is also the explanation for the consistently broken escalators at SEPTA stations, now.


SEPTA is very close to "septic". Just saying.
 
2012-07-26 10:21:31 PM
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Why you little!
 
2012-07-26 10:21:37 PM
OK, going out on the limb here but I'm assuming the amount of gays is the cause of the problem... poop just falls out after so much anal... At least thats my theory.
 
2012-07-26 10:21:58 PM
People are farking disgusting.
It's amazing how we all act like we aren't.
 
2012-07-26 10:22:03 PM

DarKrow: I live in Philadelphia, and I'm convinced this is also the explanation for the consistently broken escalators at SEPTA stations, now.


Probably that's true for every mass transit station worldwide.

I try to have some class and at least save my waste until I get to a toilet or park.
 
2012-07-26 10:22:04 PM

Rapmaster2000: I think pooping on a moving escalator is an impressive skill. I don't think I could do it.


With a little practice and patience you'll be pooping slinkies by Christmas
 
2012-07-26 10:22:49 PM
I'm really surprised that this is news at all. Out of service escalators are a daily occurance when I ride the Toronto subway.
 
das
2012-07-26 10:23:33 PM

beefoe: Gee, I have a crazy idea. If you're already OK with homeless people living in the station, why not leave a bathroom open at the station too.


I'm not a great fan of the way Commie-sisco coddles it's homeless, but this sound cheaper and CLEANER than fixing and cleaning poop clogged escalators......
 
2012-07-26 10:24:02 PM
Why don't they just put a few damn public toilets there?
 
2012-07-26 10:24:05 PM
The number three problem are all the nice minority, homosexuals that are allowed to exist near an escalating system. Think about it, subby.
 
2012-07-26 10:24:39 PM
BART is pretty damn reliable. MUNI on the other hand...
 
2012-07-26 10:27:25 PM
Poo is pretty bad, but there are worse things to find under an escalator.

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2012-07-26 10:27:32 PM
Just got off of BART. Officially, the cause of broken escalators is "power fluctuations". Said so right on the station signs. Also, we've finally found something that's better in Oakland than it is in SF - nobody seems to pinch loaves on BART in Oaktown.
 
2012-07-26 10:27:57 PM

das: beefoe: Gee, I have a crazy idea. If you're already OK with homeless people living in the station, why not leave a bathroom open at the station too.

I'm not a great fan of the way Commie-sisco coddles it's homeless, but this sound cheaper and CLEANER than fixing and cleaning poop clogged escalators......



Yeah--it would if they didn't lock the door behind them, or barricade themselves inside, or pass out inside. They installed those pay for use bathrooms on the street to help this same issue--and for multiple reasons, they didn't work either.
BEcause
 
2012-07-26 10:30:51 PM
Coming from the Bay Area I get a little sick and tired of everything being tied to San Francisco. There's a reason it's Bay Area Rapid Transit, because you can get on it all throughout the Bay Area-NOT just SF. I was watching a show on the planets the other day and they mention Lick Observatory, in San Francisco? -WTF, try 60 miles south in San Jose. DNRTFA, where are they crapping, in SF or the east bay, my guess is the east bay-or SF, but my first guess would be Oakland.

/took BART today, damn reliable.
 
2012-07-26 10:32:01 PM

Rapmaster2000: I think pooping on a moving escalator is an impressive skill. I don't think I could do it.


I'd be worried that I'd get few dozen ass hairs caught.
 
2012-07-26 10:32:07 PM
We rode the BART in June. It was 100° in Concord and at least 120° in the train car. No AC all the way to SFO.
 
2012-07-26 10:32:18 PM

davidphogan: DarKrow: I live in Philadelphia, and I'm convinced this is also the explanation for the consistently broken escalators at SEPTA stations, now.

Probably that's true for every mass transit station worldwide.

I try to have some class and at least save my waste until I get to a toilet or park.


Except Scandinavia. The Copenhagen and Stockholm systems are very clean.

And Japan.

See what happens when you have an educated population founded on manners and self-respect?
 
2012-07-26 10:32:36 PM
WMATA: BART copied our train cars and escalator problems, but now with more feces....
 
2012-07-26 10:32:37 PM

Antagonism: BART is pretty damn reliable. MUNI on the other hand...


T line is the worst for me, a really interesting cross section of humanity. Working in the city and taking its public transportation system, especially with stories like this, makes me less and less liberal every day.
 
2012-07-26 10:33:31 PM

Antagonism: BART is pretty damn reliable. MUNI on the other hand...


They should have named the new proxy payment cards "Crapper" instead of "Clipper".
 
2012-07-26 10:33:31 PM

URAPNIS: People are farking disgusting.
It's amazing how we all act like we aren't.


It would be pretty hard to get through the day if we thought about it all the time. I mean, yeah, I'm basically a skin bag filled with garbage and shiat, but since there's no way to become something else I just have to keep on keepin' on.
 
2012-07-26 10:33:56 PM
Never been sober on that thing.
 
2012-07-26 10:33:59 PM
I live here. I'm liberal. And I. Hate. The homeless. And all the politicians and "advocates" who keep downtown and the Haight a cesspool
 
2012-07-26 10:34:42 PM
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/yes, I'm old school
 
2012-07-26 10:34:53 PM
The muni was probably the worst part of San Francisco. It wasn't the routes, just the lack of buses. I bet they could double their rates, add more vehicles and still be jammed packed.
 
2012-07-26 10:36:22 PM

jackiepaper: I live here. I'm liberal. And I. Hate. The homeless. And all the politicians and "advocates" who keep downtown and the Haight a cesspool


I'm a liberal and when I'm in SF people treat me like Dick Cheney.

"No, I don't want to put the homeless into ovens, I just think they shouldn't be allowed to poop all over the place."
 
2012-07-26 10:37:24 PM
San Fransisco is so European that it really surprises me that they haven't installed communal bidets.

/use water
//save a tree
 
2012-07-26 10:37:38 PM
They SHART off the BART?
 
2012-07-26 10:38:13 PM
...

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for me to poop on!!
 
2012-07-26 10:39:22 PM
I wish to god we could create special camps out in the deep of the forest where we send homeless people. They wouldn't be expected to do anything, just live in a compound with 20 to a cabin. There'd be armed guards there that would shoot any that tried to leave the compound. Each month a helicopter would drop military grade rations into the compound and that's it. This place would be located near a river so they'd have a water source. other than that...nothing. Nothing but a tree in the center of the compound with a single noose tied to it. That's the only other way out of the compound. Each city would have it's own compound and anyone who was homeless for more than a week would end up there...then once that was done, we could take care of the black problem.
 
2012-07-26 10:40:44 PM
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2012-07-26 10:41:01 PM

TimonC346: Yeah--it would if they didn't lock the door behind them, or barricade themselves inside, or pass out inside. They installed those pay for use bathrooms on the street to help this same issue--and for multiple reasons, they didn't work either.
BEcause


You can build bathrooms with no door, but enough privacy walls so that people will use them. Like a......like an L-shape. I've seen outhouses done like that. Hmm, maybe that wouldn't work so well in a city, where you can't tell if someone is in there or not.
 
2012-07-26 10:41:31 PM
I know that in Atlanta they closed the restrooms on MARTA as a protest move over cut funding as a "cost saving" move. It was mostly an attempt to get riders angry at the government. Is this the same or do the people just like pooping in public?
 
2012-07-26 10:42:51 PM

struct: Antagonism: BART is pretty damn reliable. MUNI on the other hand...

T line is the worst for me, a really interesting cross section of humanity. Working in the city and taking its public transportation system, especially with stories like this, makes me less and less liberal every day.


Thus I call the T-Third St. the T-KraqueHo.
 
2012-07-26 10:43:48 PM

cryinoutloud: TimonC346:
You can build bathrooms with no door, but enough privacy walls so that people will use them. Like a......like an L-shape. I've seen outhouses done like that. Hmm, maybe that wouldn't work so well in a city, where you can't tell if someone is in there or not.


Sure you can, just listen for the grunting and moaning. I learned this on Venice beach when approaching a public stall.
 
2012-07-26 10:43:57 PM
Really? The number one problem is trains being on time? I would have thought keeping them from being on time was easy...
 
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