Monday, April 21, 2008

Tomorrow's Earth Day!

Hope you celebrate accordingly! Perhaps I'll ride the bus...which reminds me. One should be cautious about taking random stroll for cereal and milk and hoping on random buses looking for a grocery store. I ended up miles from the hotel and encountered...

1. High as a kite old man, who spat at me as he slurry his speech when asking for bus change. SCARY.

2. Some busted up dude who walked past me, blood dripping down one cheek while the other side was all purple with eye swollen shut. Obviously a recent beating...

3. A bus driver who told me that this part of town use to be really bad and was the place all drug dealers use to live.

4. A hours wait and 3 diff. bus changes to get myself back to the hotel (not to mention the mile walk to and from the bus stop).

Whew! Anyways, so the $1.50 I spend on an all day bus fare (discounted by the same bus driver aforemention) didn't seem so worth it after all. But it was an expirence. And I did have time to picture myself as a carless, single mother who'd have to leave the house to travel to the store by bus to buy her kids breakfast...very exhausting. So props to all you who've mastered this mode of transportation. It has though, made me decided that I should try to ride the bus to work every now and then...guess I'll have to blog about that to when it happens :)

2 comments:

imdancepants said...

I like buses. But they can be very very scary. Groceries in hand can sometimes make me feel vulnerable.

mj said...

don't think the bus ride would be quite as scary here, but then again you never can tell. Props for going on an adventure you are far braver then I.