Tuesday, April 15, 2008
The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round!
I'm back from my way too short of a vacation in the wonderful state of Florida! I can tell you from beginning to end, it was an adventure! The first leg of my journey involved a bus ride from the Cape to Logan Airport - nothing exciting about that, right? I had taken this particular ride several times over the years, and although my heart and soul were on the bus pictured here; I was pretty sure it would be just another typically boring bus ride to the airport. "Joe" the bus driver, looked like the average wheel jockey... about 65+ years old, gray hair, yet still agile enough to toss the tonnage of luggage around like it was nothing. As I settled into my seat, I took notice of the other passengers; several couples, a student, the guy who looked like he was sleeping out in the woods, two women, who were already engrossed in a deep conversation about the newest political gaffe by the Democrats, and a man in a business suit who had a cellphone attached to his ear and a Blackberry in his hand (or was it a remote control death ray device, programmed to jam all signals to the local Burger King drive-thru monitoring system?) ---> No I do NOT own a tinfoil hat folks!
Anyhow, while Joe got us up and running, I leaned back into my seat, closing my eyes to dream of sandy white beaches and some sort of rum drink with pineapple.....
"ATTENTION LADIES AND GENTLEMEN" I opened one eye, "THIS IS JOE, THE NUMBER ONE BUSDRIVER AND DO YOU KNOW W-H-Y I'M THE NUMBER ONE BUSDRIVER?" my second eye opened in disbelief, and of course I really did want to know why Joe was the number one busdriver. "WELL FOLKS, LET ME TELL YOU! I'VE HAD MANY, MANY DRIVERS GIVE ME THE NUMBER ONE FINGER OVER THE LAST 35 YEARS OF DRIVING!" My confidence in Joe's driving abilities hit a new low.
For the next hour and a half I gripped the arm of my chair while I listened to Joe attempt to humor us with stories. Just above him hung the sign "Unneccessary Conversation with the Operator is Prohibited".