Eye Candy I decided that on this dreary Boston Monday morning, this blog needed to be spiced up with some top-notch eye candy. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have! 😉
(Warning, some rude language contained in this post.)
People who ride the bus in Boston are quite interesting. At times a bit terrifying, as when the boys and I almost got caught up right behind two crazy chicks that started smacking the crap out of each other as they were getting on the bus. At times highly entertaining, like the time this guy came on and was like “Move on back people, I’m not a small man now, you gots to move your asses,” then proceeded to regale the entire bus with the fact that he was creeping on his girlfriend, but he wouldn’t get caught because she was wayyy over there, and he went wayyy over here, but he was on his way home now to check up on her ass. “Cause you know you got to watch your girl. While you ain’t watchin’, she creepin’. Just like you.” Classic!
Or how about this exchange I witnessed the other day.
(Woman walks on the bus, passes her transfer to the bus driver.)
Bus Driver: Excuse me, Miss, this is not the right transfer.
Woman: What? That’s what the other bus driver gave me.
Bus Driver: No, they didn’t, this transfer says the 18th (It was the 19th)
Woman: I’m telling you that’s what the other driver gave me. I just got off the bus.
Bus Driver: You need to pay your money, this transfer is no good.
Woman: What the hell are you talking about, I just GOT this transfer! I need to get home.
Bus Driver: Not my problem. Either pay the money or get off.
Woman: Oh, I gotta get off now? You need to take this up with your coworker, I’m telling you this is what she gave me! I need to get home.
Bus Driver: Then put your money in the box.
Woman: I don’t HAVE any money, all I have is this fucking transfer that your dumb ass coworker gave me. How was I supposed to know it was from yesterday?
Bus Driver: Did you look at it?
Woman: No, I didn’t fucking look at it, I put it in my pocket, what you think?
(Meanwhile, the bus hasn’t moved while this argument is taking place. This went on and on…and on…for almost FIVE minutes. I kid you not. People on the bus were getting…shall we say..irritated? Neither the woman nor the bus driver would budge. Finally someone came forward and put a dollar in the box so we could just go already. The woman starts to go take a seat, muttering about “asshole bus drivers,” when the driver gave his last pot shot.)
Bus Driver: Well, you’re a liar.
(The woman freaks out completely, and charges back to the front of the bus. I swear I thought she was going to clock the guy in the face. lol)
Woman: Who the fuck are you calling a liar? I ain’t no damn liar.
(Bus driver finally decides to call the bus security people or whomever)
Woman: I don’t need this shit.
(Woman gets off bus)
Bus Driver: Yeah, go ahead and go, liar. Next time bring some money.
(More cursing can be heard from the sidewalk as the bus finally pulls off.)
Lone Voice From the Back of the Bus: Yo, can I get my dollar back?

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Daphne · December 13, 2004 at 12:47 pm

Aaaahhh!!!! She couldn’t have just gotten off the bus to begin with?!? People, I tell ya.

jesse · December 13, 2004 at 3:10 pm

public transportation cuts down on pollution AND provides entertainment.
very funny 🙂

donyell · December 13, 2004 at 6:46 pm

that is a so funny….i take public transportation quite alot and similar events occur all the time…

mac · December 13, 2004 at 8:46 pm

See, it does me good to know that transit workers are the same everywhere. Philly bus drivers are just as solution oriented. *grin*

Kimdog · December 14, 2004 at 4:53 pm

Great story. Amazingly, NYC bus drivers are remarkably laid back about this kind of stuff. I see them let lots of people slide by on expired metro cards.

Easy · December 14, 2004 at 8:41 pm

Yep. Sounds like Boston to me.

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