My favorite freaks: the screaming BART station lady

I’m starting a series about San Francisco’s most lovable weirdos. This is the first installment.

Pissed off old ladyAbout four years ago, I was waiting in the Daly City BART station (don’t ask) to head back home. That was the first time I saw the woman whom I affectionately call the screaming BART station lady. She was a petite 70ish white woman with glasses. She was screaming at the top of her lungs and swearing at the electronic sign:

God Dammit!!!!


Where’s the GOD. DAMN. 73?!?!

Another hour?!?! SHIT!!!


Holy SHIT!!!

Goddammit!! I’m not going to get home for another HOUR! SHIT!

These expletives came out every 10 seconds or so. I was laughing so hard that my sides hurt, tears were streaming down my face, and I could barely breathe.

Any Bay Area resident can tell you that there is no bus number 73 that runs through the BART tunnels.

I couldn’t bear to tell her she was in the wrong place. I literally would’ve pissed my pants witnessing her reaction.

Fast forward four years. I’m in the Montgomery station tonight, around 7. Suddenly, I hear:


Ugggghhh!!! Another HOUR AND 45 MINUTES?!!?! AaaarrrrggghHHHHHH!!!!!

People around me in line looked worried, concerned. I started laughing.


Holy SHIT!

I’m not going to get home for another hour and a HALF!!! AAARRRRGGGHHHH!!!!!


Where the hell was my digital camera when I needed it?

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  1. About 25 years ago, I was on the MUNI with my folks ad there was this odd looking guy who got on.

    Every few seconds he would say “meep!”



    and so on, just “meep!”

    Anyway, we get to his stop, he steps off, and as we pull away, he hollers . . .


    at the top of his voice.

    I nearly soiled myself.

    Comment by Rick — June 25, 2008 @ 12:03 am

  2. That is excellent. Now we know who the crazy screaming BART lady was so anxiously headed home to.

    Comment by JM — June 25, 2008 @ 3:04 am

  3. LOL. Reminds of the crazy bart guy in Berkeley. Okay, several crazy guys…

    Comment by Sapphire — September 2, 2008 @ 3:24 am

  4. haaa, I see her all the time at Montgomery st. I actually recorder her rant.

    Comment by MSH — August 27, 2009 @ 11:06 pm

  5. Hello, what a great picture! Can we use this photo on our website or are there any rights on it?


    Zefanja and Alisa

    Comment by Tante Betsy — March 1, 2010 @ 6:15 am

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