I was talking to a friend the other day and we somehow got around to city transportation. It was probably because I have a sweet spot in my heart for mass transit. I didn’t realize it until I moved to Chicago last year, but the conversations and relationships I made on those buses and subways are stories to share!
So, we were on the subject of transportation and I was lamenting Austin’s poor system. I’m convinced they just don’t want to think like a big city, though the people keep piling up. My friend said she observed that most bus drivers are creepily friendly.
I thought for a moment and then said, “That’s funny. I always find myself making friends with bus drivers. Maybe it’s because they are hardly intimidating – strapped to their seat and all.”
Seriously, the bus driver is most knowledgeable about the city and they can’t move! It’s like the least intimidating and threatening kind of city-dweller there could be. Anyway, I thought that was funny.
Song to listen to: Bus Driver by Caedmon’s Call