Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Blue is the colour

of the new double decker added to the fleet.

Blue is also the colour the passengers turn.

It is a very very cold bus.

Might have something to do with the mysteron light over the entrance. 

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

American Election 2016

The results were not totally finalised as I left the house this morning although the result was fairly certain.

I was expecting that at the bus station there might be conversation about this most acrimonious of Presidential campaigns. 

As I arrived I heard a snatch of conversation between two women that went somewhat like this.

"Well, I know some people say there is not much difference between them but to me it is obvious which is the best.  I like the old one much better then the new version, we got a DVD for the kids and the new Tom and Jerry is not a patch on the old one, it just doesn't feel right"

Well that was not quite the political dialogue I had anticipated.  

The bus journeys themselves were eerily quiet, with many a mobile device showing that map turning red.

I get off at the bus station to overhear another conversation

" I think it is awful, it should never have been allowed"" I agree what is the world coming to when this can happen" "Just look at the picture in the paper it makes me so mad how can they get away with changing the number of triangles and putting less chocolate in" 

Ah! the change to the Toblerone chocolate bar. I had noticed that in the free paper provided on the bus.   Glad to see that my fellow commuters have their priorities right and are taking this "momentous result" with a suitable level of pragmatism. 

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Bus napping

now some time ago I shared some advice for napping on the bus ready-for-that-nap-now.

I recently saw someone who was an accidental napper in more ways than one.

Earphones in she had been communing with the phone (well mini media device whatever) and fallen asleep.

No on the plus side she was in a window seat,(my seat come to think of it) things might have been worse otherwise. I mention in my earlier post the strong dip and sway as we approach my second time to get off stop of the morning.

Well this sleeping rather than napping lady had a bit much sway and fell over sideways, knocking her bag (on the seat next to her..tut tut) onto the floor.

That would have been, not too bad except, you were expecting that except weren't you, she had not fastened her bag up.  Its contents disgorged themselves across the floor of the bus.

She lay across the seat arm outstretched and so confused at her sudden awakening she did not know what to do.

I was not close enough to assist but kindly lady and gentleman sitting forward of me and across from her rushed to restore the lipstick purse etc to the bag before we reached the stop.

Bag restored, still disorientated she noted "I must have been asleep! and "thank you" and "sorry". The good Samaritans and I departed at the stop she continued her journey.

I saw her again the next day (sitting in MY seat again , see earlier post about that) this time she stayed awake.