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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Phone Sex Line Greets FasTrak Callers

Posted By on Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 8:45 AM

click to enlarge FasTrack? No, let's take it slow...
  • FasTrack? No, let's take it slow...
If someone asks you what you're wearing when you phone up FasTrak with queries about your bill -- there's a good reason for that.

In perhaps the most fantastically entertaining transit-related story not involving blow-up dolls being used as carpool commuters, locals dialing up FasTrak were shocked to reach a porn sex talk line: "Hot amateur talk and voice personals, for 99 cents a minute." ("Uhhhh, I drove across the Carquinez Bridge on Monday, and..." "YES! YES! THAT IS SO HOT! MORE!")

Red-faced officials with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission quickly figured out what was going on: If you were a FasTrak early adopter -- "YES! YES! THAT IS SO HOT!" -- the helpline number on your device is, er, no longer valid. Any FasTrak issued after 2002 has the correct number:
click to enlarge Sorry, wrong number...
  • Sorry, wrong number...
And here's where we make a disgusting pun about wet and sloppy road conditions. Tip your waitresses!

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" is a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly, which he has written for since 2007. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers... more

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