Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

# 4 - Downtown/Medical Center
Status: On time

Crowded bus when I boarded. I grabbed the vacant sideways facing seat between two occupied seats on the non-driver side. The young woman across from me sat in one seat and had a large purse in the other seat. A man further back sat in the aisle seat and was turned towards the window reading the newspaper.

Across from Central Park, two young men motioned to an unseen young woman to get on the bus. You get off! she yelled. We have to go to Iroquois Park. She pronounced the "s" at the end, which is something I've been making a note of. Apparently the "s" is silent in Louisville but not in Iroquois?

At St. Catherine, the driver turned the bus off. The woman next to me said, Oh-hell no. The young woman across the aisle said, What the fuck? A woman further back said, This is the 3rd time in 2 weeks my bus has broken down. 

This was one of the newer energy-efficient buses and was not particularly hot outside but warm enough, especially with a full bus. We started back up a few minutes later but without the air conditioning. A man wearing an animal print and carrying a few grocery bags boarded a few stops later and grabbed the pole across from the sideways seats. There was a pause before he asked the young woman if he could sit in the seat (currently occupied by her large purse). She moved it, but did it really have to take a special invitation? The man with the newspaper never moved.

2 comments:

  1. These must be the same people I rode the bus with in middle school!

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