People say that the public transportation is good in San Francisco. Those people have never waited for the 14, or dealt with the anguish of the 23. The MUNI works, but you need to spend at least 20 minutes extra time at every stop you make just to wait for the next one to show up. London has it figured out, even Paris with their rickety wooden subway makes good time through the city. San Francisco is not that convienent.
Once you get on the actual subway, there are various excercises you can do to pass time while it stops for stupid reasons.
As soon as we were free from the schedule of the Subway, one paricular visitor decided to, well, party. . . you know. Woohoo?