Monday, February 25, 2008

More Bus Talk

So, two more things about buses. First, when a bus doesn't show up, whoever was responsible for the bus not arriving should be flogged and then drug behind the bus for the entire route. It's unbelievably annoying to have to wait, doing nothing, for an extra 30-45 minutes because a bus didn't show up. Especially when I'm standing outside in sub-freezing temperatures.

Second, on a positive note, bus rides can be very interesting at times. Not only on account of the somewhat interesting people that will ride the bus, but also because of the interesting bus drivers you can get. Every now and again I have some old, white haired woman who must be in her late 50's or early 60's who is actually a pretty decent driver. However, she finds it her solemn duty to inform everyone that gets off at every stop to have a wonderful evening and for peace and happiness to be with you. It's nice and all, but by the time I get off I've heard it about 15 times and am ready to strangle her to death.

Also, I recently had a middle aged bus driver who thought he'd give riders some background information on money laundering. "Ok everyone, do you see the fish and chips restaurant on the right up here? Now, think back to every time you've driven past it, either on the bus or on your own. Have you ever seen it open? Yeah, me neither. You see, this is what we call a money laundering front. No doubt some local drug dealers or other unsavory characters are using this supposed restaurant to launder their illegally gotten gains through. So if you ever come across a business that never appears to be open, it's probably a front for money laundering. Just thought I'd point that out to you. We'll be downtown shortly."


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