July 10, 2006

Wow

Filed under: 100 Days of Summer,Going Places,Here's To You! — Katrina @ 5:22 pm

And now, for a rather stop-and-go episode of…

Here’s to You!

So I raise my glass and say, “Here’s to you, Ride On Route 47.”

It’s rather odd I’m toasting this bus route since I could swear it is out to screw me over. So often when I’ve taken this bus, its schedule works so out of synch with another bus I may be taking before or after it. Usually it leaves where I’d get on it like five minutes before my previous bus would arrive there. Oh, and it’s never late. All the other buses are often a minute or two late, but not Route 47. That is, unless I’m waiting for it and am in a hurry. THEN it will be either late or totally skip the run! Grrr.

Did you know the fucking thing actually teased me one time? Seriously. It was one of those situations where it would be a close call whether or not my previous bus would catch the 47 on time. Well, I see the 47 turning the corner before my bus would get to the stop, so I figured, bah, missed it. But then the 47 stopped. And sat there at the stop where I would get on it had my bus been 30 seconds earlier. Great, I thought. Waiting for me perhaps? Bus drivers do that now and then.

No! I get off my bus and start running after the 47, and it fucking pulls away right then!

(Here’s a tip. Imagine Lewis Black saying that last part. Hehehe. Lewis Black rules.)

Huh? Okay, back to entry.

So, yeah, Route 47 is a trickster. Notorious. Infamous. Devious.

Yet, what makes me raise my imaginary (because I don’t have a drink right now) glass (and even if I did, I drink out of soda cans these days) for Route 47 today? Well, I suppose this could happen to any bus route, but this is the first (in a while, anyway) I’ve seen of something like this.

I was waiting for this bus at a stop only a block or so away from one of its starting points. It pulls up, and I get on. It was one of the slightly smaller buses, which made absolutely no sense to be used at that time of day. Therefore, there were a lot of people on there. I couldn’t even get a seat. Well, there was a seat, but I let a frail looking old Chinese woman have it because, well, I’m cool like that.

Let’s review. This bus had only just left its starting point, with its entire run still to go for the following hour or so until it would get to the other end, picking up and dropping off passengers along the way. It had only just now left its starting point, and it was already fucking full! 😆

A block from its starting point, and it was full!

So, yeah, props to that run of the 47 for that. Wow. *claps*

This has been Day 48 of the 100 Days of Summer, Round 6.

2 Comments

  1. Lewis Black does rock! How do you know these universal truths??????????

    Are you the Dolly Llama?

    Comment by Chip — July 11, 2006 @ 11:00 pm

  2. I’m waaay better than the Dalai Lama. I’m Katrina Moncure, bitch! 😀

    Comment by Katrina — July 12, 2006 @ 4:55 pm

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