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Find your own damn seat!

Two Northwood buses arrived at my bus stop at the same time today. I got on the one less full of travelers. And that has made all the difference.

I was lucky to have gotten on the bus at a point where it was relatively empty, because it turned out that I was riding with the original Busdriver from Hell*. When I got on, I was able to find a seat and sit right down. But by the next stop, seats were getting scarce and far from the entrance and people who were only riding for a short while decided to stand.

"I'm gonna need you to find a seat for me," suggested the busdriver, rather forcefully. So people sat down, and we moved on to the next stop, where more people piled on.

"I'm gonna need you to find a seat for me," suggested the busdriver. They looked around. There were no seats nearby.

"There's an empty seat right there, near the back," he said, looking at us in his rear-view mirror, "I'M GONNA NEED YOU TO FIND A SEAT FOR ME!!!!!!!!!" Someone sat in the seat, but there were still two people standing near the front of the bus.

"I'M GONNA NEED YOU TO FIND A SEAT FOR ME," he commanded. "THERE ARE TWO EMPTY SEATS AT THE BACK OF THE BUS."

At this point, I was most concerned by the fact that he was counting empty seats at the back of the bus while driving 40 miles an hour down Fuller and changing lanes. The standers couldn't see the two seats at the back.

"I don't see any--"

"I'M GONNA NEED YOU TO FIND A SEAT FOR ME. THERE ARE TWO EMPTY SEATS AT THE BACK OF THE BUS. SIT DOWN!" he roared. They made their way to the back, if only to distance themselves from him. I assume that eventually they found the seats that were visible only to him.

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* What, Cerberus?

srah - Thursday, 30 October 2003 - 10:52 AM
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Comments (9)

gravatar alfie - October 30, 2003 - 11:02 AM -

Cerberus was the dog. I believe you are thinking of Charon.

gravatar alfie - October 30, 2003 - 11:04 AM -

While you're at it, I'm gonna need you to fill out a TPS report, because um, yeah, did you get the memo?

Sorry, this is what I was thinking of while reading this post.

gravatar alfie - October 30, 2003 - 11:06 AM -

Did you see today's FOXTROT? It made me think of you.

gravatar srah - October 30, 2003 - 11:24 AM -

1. I was paraphrasing The Simpsons. Shame on you. But in your defense, you are a big nerd in two directions and I can see how one just happened to be pulling stronger than the other in this case.

2. Okay.

3. I emailed it to Alex.

gravatar richard - October 30, 2003 - 11:50 AM -

At the opening of this post, you were waxing frosty

gravatar srah - October 30, 2003 - 11:51 AM -

This was intentional.

gravatar Mike - October 30, 2003 - 12:00 PM -

Heh heh, Robert Frost allusion.
Them bus drivers always seem to be having the worse day ever. TheRide drivers always yell at me to get my knees off the seat in front of me. Does anyone actually ever have a good bus story?

gravatar alfie - October 30, 2003 - 12:56 PM -

I'm in an Ancient Greece class...that's pretty much occupying my brain right now.

gravatar Cheryl - October 31, 2003 - 12:23 PM -

That's the best story ever! Or at least today.

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