Reason #8425 to Love San Francisco, 30 January 2013

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Good Evening:

So I was walking up Van Ness, returning to PUC HQ after running an errand to the City’s Department of Human Resources, when I noticed a bike messenger about 50 yards away, sitting in front of City Hall’s SW corner with his left leg stretched out in front of him. A man with a suit and a briefcase stood in front of him and spoke to him. The bike messenger lowered and shook his head and waved Mr. Suit N. Briefcase away. A second man with a suit and a briefcase stopped in front the bike messenger and spoke to him. The bike messenger lowered and shook his head and waved Mr. Suit N. Briefcase II away. A third man with a suit and a briefcase stopped in front the bike messenger and spoke to him. The bike messenger lowered and shook his head and waved Mr. Suit N. Briefcase III away. A fourth man with a suit and a briefcase stopped in front the bike messenger and spoke to him.

This time I could hear part of the conversation.

Sunset over San Francisco City Hall; View from 12th Floor, SFPUC Headquarters, 29 January 2013Still awaiting the perfect sunset for this picture, will have to settle for this one, for now.

Sunset over San Francisco City Hall; View from 12th Floor, SFPUC Headquarters, 29 January 2013
Still awaiting the perfect sunset for this picture, will have to settle for this one, for now.

“No, man, I have a first aid kit, I’m fine, thank you.”

The bike messenger waved Mr. Suit N. Briefcase IV away.

At this point I had come within 20 feet close enough to see the left leg–and the four-inch wide patch of red blood where the skin covering the left knee used to be. I could also hear the bike messenger muttering to himself.

“All the f—— Good Samaritans in this d— town.”

And I consider that Reason #8425 to love San Francisco: all the f—— Good Samaritans in this d— town.

Vonn Scott Bair

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