Ever taken notice of what happens when you travel on the bus? I spend roughly three hours travelling whenever I go into college and one or two things people do have caught my attention.
Two people get into the bus complaining about their work, how early they have to get up to catch the bus, how long they have to work, how late they get home. The same people get in the bus in the evening to travel home, with the same complaints, not noticing that it is the same bus driver.
A woman boards the bus, finds her seat, and sprays herself with perfume.
A queue forms in the us with one person paying, one waiting and the third person in the queue asks a question and then gets annoyed when not immediately answered.
The bus is stuck in a traffic jam because of an accident. A passenger berates the bus driver for being late.
A passenger arrives at the bus stop two minutes too late, but still catches the bus, and then complains that it is late.
A passenger sits waiting at the bus stop for ten minutes, then spends five minutes trying to find a ticket or change.
A young woman sits in the bus, chewing gum, her feet on the seat opposite, shouting into her cell, then gets upset when someone asks them to be a bit quieter.
A passenger sits in the bus, baggage on a second (even a third!) seat, and gets annoyed when someone else wants to sit there too.
On January 1 the price for travelling by public transport increases by 10 cents. Complaining about the price hike, a passenger asks the bus driver whether they got a pay rise that year.
A passenger waits five minutes for the bus and then gets out at the next stop, which is two hundred yards away.
I am sure I could come up with many, many more interesting little quirks about bus travel and the people who use public transport, but these seem to happen far more than most others. Have you any to add?
Love & Kisses, Viki.