This was going to be another post o'pictograms, but then there was a huge family argument about sister's Horrid Boyfriend and now I'm kind of really tired, so you only get one. It's Shakespearean. Let it not be said that I lack culture.
Esta es la pregunta.
Spanish is going well! I have become one of those people who sits on the bus muttering to themselves in a foreign language...at first I look mad, but then one realises that actually I am an Intellectual and not to be trifled with. (Either that, or mad and Spanish.) Today on the bus I was sitting beside a large fat man. "Por que es el hombre gordo en mi bus?" I said quietly.
I am glad he did not speak Spanish.
You totally all know this already - everyone in the world who has ever indulged in using public transport knows this - but I'd just like to reiterate that the majority of bus passengers are, as my bus driver father used to say (no, really, he was and he did) the old & the mad & the young & the poor. This may be why it's statistically impossible for any one person to be on a bus for longer than five minutes without someone who possesses at least one of the following traits coming and sitting down next to you.
There's Always Someone...
- Unbelievably old and cantankerous
- Too big for their seat
- Mad and/or incredibly high
- Either just out of prison or about to go in
Has anyone ever got a BusFlush i.e. sat next to any one co-commuter with at least five of the above qualities? Examples include, but are not limited to, the greasily fat old person who smells like death and tells you about their war years as one eye rolls crazily in their yellowing skull, and the heavily tattooed beefy guy who kind of smells like meat and keeps trying to look down your shirt and lean into you on every corner.
Buses rock if you like spending a lot of time cringing against the wall! I am walking to work tomorrow. Admittedly, there's no money on my MetroCard so I couldn't take the bus anyway, but that's not the point.
Boycott public transport! Walk somewhere! Leave the buses to the old & the mad & the young & the poor!
I wonder if my mother will lend me the fare.