If you’ve ever that ‘pleasure’ of taking public transport than you will sympathise with that meme. Oh how I had a ‘it’s funny cos it’s true moment’ when I first saw it. If you’ve never been so lucky as to enjoy a stint on the local public transport then let me take you on a little journey.
You know how all of our lives we’ve had it drummed into our head that we must wear a seatbelt or you will be fined? Well on a bus aka large human sardine carrier they don’t have seatbelts. Playing corners takes on a whole new level while traveling on a public bus.
I don’t know about in other places but here a majority of the bus drivers are always in a bad mood. I mean I would be too if I dealt with the general public all day but come on! If you don’t like people then don’t do a job where you have to deal with people all day everyday. Especially when, like me sometimes you are the only person I have had a conversation with that doesn’t involve bodily fluids.
Be prepared to feel your life flash before your eyes on a regular basis when people think that they can take on a bus. It’s a 50 something seater aka a big fucker and you are in a ford fiesta…you aren’t going to win so don’t even try it.
Heaven forbid that you don’t have the exact change. I can understand handing over a $50 note for a $2 bus far but come on when it’s $3 for a $2.60 fare just take it. Your death stares aren’t wanted nor warranted.
There is always one smelly person who could so with 500 baths. They always sit at the front of the bus or the back of the bus. This results in their aroma wafting right through the bus every time the doors open. They always seem oblivious to their smell.
Most importantly, if I have earphones in that is code for ‘I don’t want to talk to anyone and if you make me take them out to listen to your ramblings I will not be impressed’. If I feel like I chat I will not have earphones in. If I have earphones in, there is a pretty good chance that I am enjoying sweet, sweet child free time while listening to things other than Playschool and a whining toddler.
Do you have any public transport stories good, or bad? Please share!
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