With the Best of Intentions


I am not sure this picture caught it well, and I had to rush to get my camera on, but basically, someone put a planter exactly where the bus door opens–two planters in fact.  Not only that, but the plants contained inside of them are huge.

Yes, I suppose the bus driver could have avoided this.  However, since this has happened every day this week, I see it as more of a plan by the bus driver.  Maybe they don’t want anyone entering by the back doors.   Maybe the bus driver is really into schadenfreude.  Maybe, they’ve got a pool going at the depot to see how many people can the block from entering or exiting the bus.

Maybe this was just a random accident that they can’t be bothered fixing.  Maybe beautification of the area takes precedence over ease of use for public transportation. I guess I shouldn’t fault their intentions.   You know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and people.

All I know is that this morning, to my sleep deprived brain, and not in a schadenfreude kind of way, I found this incredibly humorous.  I chuckled out loud, thinking that some people would join in with me.  When they didn’t, I didn’t take it personally.  I know what’s funny, and this was funny.  I daresay, this was today’s Perfectly Funny Moment.


About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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3 Responses to With the Best of Intentions

  1. Heide says:

    It’s too bad no one else saw the humor in this, Anthony — I probably would have chuckled too. Just as I’m chuckling right now, imagining the story from the planter’s perspective: “The bus stopped for me, but the *@&# driver positioned the doors so close that they kept hitting me as I tried to get on. Then he just drove away, leaving me stranded on the sidewalk. And then a dog came along and peed on me. No one respects planters anymore, I tell you …” 🙂

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