Strange and terrible
|Well, you don't see that every day! Only Friday.|
things are seen on the curiously padded seats
of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system. Strange and terrible things you cannot unsee.
So, to merely witness something bizarre and out of the ordinary is, when you think about it, a blessing. And riders were blessed today with the sight of a handsome young man in full piratical regalia: the billowing, Long John Silver cloak, the knit waistcoat, a puffy shirt, and a three-cornered hat. There was no parrot. Alas.
When asked what the rationale was for his buccaneer attire, the man glanced up from his handheld videogame device, smiled, and exclaimed "It's Friday!"
Nick, a game programmer, says he's been dressing as a pirate every Friday since his UC Santa Cruz days in 2008. People at the office don't seem to mind, he reports -- meaning he works in a very chill office, he's an utterly invaluable employee, or a bit of both.
Donning swashbuckler apparel and riding BART between Daly City and Downtown is, in Nick's words, a "fascinating social experiment."