If you've ridden BART with any regularity, it's inevitable you've been struck by the sudden urge to punch one of your fellow riders in the face.
This should not be a source of embarassment; it's completely normal to fantasize about beating the living snot out of the inconsiderate jerk splayed out across a whole row on a packed rush hour train while treating his headphones like a amplifier to blast the world's worst techno music for everyone to hear and theoretically tolerate.
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The problem is that you never know which inconsiderate jerk is also litigious/secretly a black belt in karate and will sue/kill you for administering them the beating they so justly deserve.
So, what's a body to do (other that just asking politely for the dude to move/turn Skrillex down to a reasonable volume)?
The answer: take a picture of your particular afternoon commute's "worst person in the history of the universe" and post it on a new, fast-growing Facebook group called The BART Idiot Hall of Fame [h/t SFist].
"The group started with a few friends…whom I always would discuss BART issues with, honestly just to share assholish behavior," group founder Sean Naes told The Huffington Post "We started taking photos with our phones to share with each other and a few other people got interested so we just made it a group."
Naes added that BART's handling of the Oscar Grant shooting and the MacArthur station redesign also added fuel to the fire. "The fact they do nothing to enforce their own rules and most riders do not use common sense created a need for us to vent and try to find things to laugh about to make our commutes more bearable," he said.
If you're ready to get your blood boiling, check out this slideshow of the group's endless spiritual quest to pinpoint the essence of exactly what turns some people into unrepentant douchbags the moment they step onto public transportation:
"This woman was too preoccupied in chomping on her overpriced Whole Foods salad to move her bags off of that empty seat".
"This guy literally elbowed my 5-year-old daughter out of the way to sit down, while we stood from West Oakland to Walnut Creek. Sure hope that seat helped him score an Angry Birds personal best."
"Really wanted to sit right next to her just to piss her off".
"This guy was covered in sh*t down his backside. Somebody will eventually sit in the fabric seat he was sitting in".
July 7, 2012. This d*ckhead was wearing spurs. I don't give a sh*t what kind of fashion statement he was trying to make. Imagine him backing into you on a crowded train and stabbing your Achille's tendon?
"Look at the reflection of the guy across from Mr. Stinky Feet - he's gagging"
"Excuse me sir, you dropped something!"
You shall not pass.
"This fine gentleman who is manicuring his fingernails on a crowded train. I almost lost an eye".
"Give the elderly gentleman a seat!"
"Packed train after a Giants game and we got a double whammy here: a sleeping guy and a luggage lady. Meanwhile, it's standing room only."
"Ooh my backpack is too fancy for the floor..."
"Riding home on a packed train after the Giants game and this guy decides to make himself comfortable."