Snippets of San Franciscans Speaking, 7 March 2013

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Good Evening:  (Update: I can’t believe I forgot to title my own post. No, wait–actually, I can.) Some odd odds and ends. 1. “If karma exists, I am so f_____!” A college-aged woman to her group of friends, including her boyfriend.

Backstage at La Brava Theater, San Francisco, 2012

Backstage at La Brava Theater, San Francisco, 2012

2. This one comes from yours truly, the accidental diplomat, and took place at the party after Opening Night of Just One More Game: Older male wearing a black cowboy hat: The entire cast did a great job tonight. Myself: I have to give a lot of credit to the director. Have you met her? Mr. Black Cowboy Hat: She’s my daughter. Myself: Oh. So you have met her. Mr. Black Cowboy Hat: Thank you for justifying all that college tuition I spent on her.

Backstage at the Dark Room Theater During a Performance of "The Night"

Backstage at the Dark Room Theater During a Performance of “The Night”

3. The 100 block of Eddy Street consists of a lot of SRO residential hotels (SRO: Single Room Occupancy) inhabited by San Francisco’s poorest. But they care about their block and take care of their block, as I witnessed when an African-American male in his 50s confronted an African-American male in his 80s and stopped him from–well, read for yourself: “Hey man, don’t pee on this side of the street, this is the decent side of the street. You got a parking lot right ‘cross the street, go there. Don’t pee on this side, that ain’t healthy, women and children live here. You pee here, you peein’ on them. You pee here, you peein’ on me. Don’t do that man, just cross the street and pee where you s’posed to.” You pee here, you peein’ on me, man, an’ you don’ wanna do that. Vonn Scott Bair

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