Stuntman And Lover Of Cheese

by Dan Bostonweeks

More Seen on the Walk to Work

So, I get out of the BART station this morning, turn right, head for the cross walk and then I hear the whining sound of a little gas powered scooter. Only this time it’s not a scooter, it’s a ¼ scale motorcycle. There was a guy riding it. His knees were sticking way out to the side and his head was only about as high off the ground as the bottom of the window on your average car. So, dude has zoomed up the right side of all the vehicles stopped at the red light and then the light turns green and he zooms off down the street. The sight makes me wish I had a cyborg eye with a camera in it so I could share it with all of you. The other thing I saw was a few blocks down, two boys waiting for the bus threw down their bags and started swinging at each other. There was an adult there in his late 20s to early 30s. He was sort of encouraging the boys along. at one point they got tangled up in a grapple and the guy split them apart and said “One of you is gonna have ta whoop tha other!” and let them go back at it. At this point they had moved to just a bit to an empty parking lot and one boy was just bouncing around and away from the other with his fists up while the second boy was moving his right fist in a circular motion like he was winding up for a good punch. All the while the adult was repeating alternately to each boy, “Whoop his ass!” That was all I saw as I then turned the corner and left the excitement behind. Ah Mission District, you never fail to amaze me.