I’m not certain but I’m pretty sure this photo was taken at the West Portal Muni station in San Francisco. As I remember it, I was waiting for a train back to the Castro after spending yet another fun weekend afternoon hanging out with Jimmy, trying out new restaurants and coffee shops and just generally galavanting around.
Initially I was drawn to take this picture because I saw a detached booth sitting empty and alone at the end of the queue. But then I saw the notice affixed to what appeared to be a power box.
DO NOT WAIT TO COUPLE UP
What does that even mean? I’m guessing it has something to do with a one car train becoming a two car train? But even that doesn’t make sense. One thing that did come to mind was the message at the end, “Do not wait to couple up.”
Taken out of context, this worked for me as a proverb to not hesitate, procrastinate or shrink from opportunities that come up in life. Whether it literally means to “couple up” with another person or to start a new career or follow your passion. Don’t wait to do what you want to do, to pair into your life the people and things you love or are passionate about.
Of course it could just be public transit operations jargon. Meh, who knows.