Category Archives: bus

When is a Delay, not a Delay?

I was on the subway, reading a detective story, when the announcement about “an incident at track level” came over the loud speaker for the first of many times. There was a very audible groan from the people on the … Continue reading

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Unicorns in the Morning

Since my teaching, while slightly above par, was nothing special, I am going to have to dig far back in the day to find Today’s Perfect Moment. Undoubtedly I have to go back to around 7:30 in the morning when … Continue reading

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Scenes from an Interaction on the Bus

I don’t know whether I am more observant than the average person or just lucky (though perhaps this really isn’t the term) enough to be witness to some rather odd interactions. That these things often happen on public transportation or … Continue reading

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Tragedy Averted

Lately my Perfect Moments seem a little out of whack. They are still Perfect, but they seem to be a little different than usual.  Today is no exception. I had had a decent bus ride. It wasn’t great, but the … Continue reading

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Connection Magic

I have a confession to make. I don’t use any transportation apps.  I commute every work day without checking to see if the bus is coming.  I expect it to come around the same time every day and leave my … Continue reading

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When Height is the Question

teaching ESL old school I was late, it was raining, and I didn’t see the ominous puddle in front of the bus shelter. Yeah, some wiseass decided to soak me really good–I know it was a conscious decision because the … Continue reading

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Not the Fast and Furious, but Rather the Weird and the Wild

Is it just me, or all bus rides full of weirdoes? I want to believe I am not alone, but sometimes it is so hard. Okay, I might have to allow that my threshold for weirdoes is quite low. What … Continue reading

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From Point A to Point B

It is long past my bedtime as I try and write this post.  I have been wracking my overtired brains, wondering what was Today’s Perfect Moment.  There were lots of good moments today, but I have been having a hard … Continue reading

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Unfamiliar

There’s this tree. It grows on someone’s corner lot not too far from my house.  Normally, it evokes no other response than, “it’s a tree.”  However, early in the morning, just as I peered at it, it seemed different.  Its … Continue reading

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Acquaintances

I have written several posts about the “unique” people on my bus route–the two fisted drinker, or the woman with balloons etc. However, my commute is full of hundreds of other people I rarely mention because they are just like … Continue reading

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