Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Bus Time Blues

I'm so annoyed today. I'm annoyed that I'm off my game after a week of driving in, and dreading my bus ride more than usual. I'm annoyed that I walked out to my bus stop at 4 p.m., in the dark. (Does Daylight Saving Time really have to end?) I'm annoyed for the man that keeps twitching in front of me. I'm not annoyed at him; I'm sympathetic that he so obviously has a mild case of Tourettes. He keeps popping his jaw and occasionally cocks his head to the side in one big twitch. He covers his mouth when he has to blurt out a sound, and it happens more frequently when he becomes irritated that the bus is not moving. I'm with you, dude! I'm irritated the bus isn't moving! I'm annoyed we've hit every single red light on our route. I'm annoyed the woman in the scooter seat takes ten minutes to parallel park her vehicle in the disabled seating section. I mean she really goes back and forth 12 times and one full circle before she gets it. I see the bus driver getting irritated now. I'm annoyed by THAT SMELL! Does it ever go away?? Can I buy the driver a few tree fresheners, maybe? Like 12 dozen, perhaps? I'm annoyed by the grown man who frequents my bus wearing belly shirts. I'm terribly annoyed that the student driver vehicle easily passes us on the freeway. Really? And I'm even more annoyed when we catch up to the student driver only to find out it's an off-duty instructor who is texting while driving -- no lie. I'm just annoyed...but I feel some relief after spouting my frustrations. *Sigh*

4 comments:

Mr. Matt said...

Well aren't you just a grumpy-pants today?

Melissa S. said...

Do you remember the seen in the movie "Seven" when they walk into the apartment and their are hundreds of those little trees? Your comment reminded me of that scene. That was crazy!

Emily said...

Only a few hour 'til you'll be home. Kel can make you a cocktail and a nice comforting dinner.

Kelly said...

Ahh, let's just say it was a pleasant ride home for me as well as soon as she jumped in the car.