Yay bus

fleur ring

With both girls in elementary school now, I get to take the bus to work sometimes. I love it. I get in some steps walking to the bus stops, I don’t have to drive or pay for parking (super expensive on campus). And, especially, it’s this guaranteed spot of time where I can just be quiet, watch people, and listen to music or a podcast. With adult themes even! (Lately I’ve been going through all the archives of the Savage Lovecast, and it is so so good. I dread the day I catch up to the present and can hear it only once a week. I also dread the day Dan stops doing the podcast, because of death or whatever, but that’s another post entirely.)

This morning I was walking to the bus stop and I noticed there was a bus approaching. I looked back at it a few times to make sure it wasn’t my bus, because if it was, I’d have to run to catch it. It wasn’t. But apparently the bus driver noticed me looking, because as the bus drew near to me, it slowed to a crawl. The driver gestured to ask if I wanted to get on. WHAT?! That is a first. I was almost sorry to have to turn him down. How cool.

When my bus did come, it was crowded and there were a few people standing already, with four miles and many stops yet to go. I ventured to the back, since there is often an empty seat hiding back there. There wasn’t. More and more people boarded, and everyone crowded in, crammier and crammier. (Let me just pause right here and say: this is not a story about public groping. Yay!) I was not super steady on my feet and had to keep adjusting my handhold, and during the peak of crowdedness, as I was trying to figure out how to hold my stuff and also not fall down, one of my rings flew off my finger and bounced away. It’s a ring with some heft, and so it bounced and rolled a good ten-fifteen feet away. I could hear it even with my ear buds in. And there was no way I was going to be able to go after it without causing a huge disturbance. But! Not only did people notice it rolling down the aisle, they picked it up and passed it back to me.

Faith in humanity was shored up a bit by all of that. Yay bus!

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