Thursday, May 14, 2015

Joy's of Public Transportation - A day of humor

I ride public transportation back and forth to work.  Not because I want to, but because I have no car right now, so I have to.  Most days I'm complacent in my emotion about the ride. Some rides I down right hate to take.  I take issue some days with the drivers that leave me standing with my mouth agape in disbelief that they did not see me standing there waiting to catch the bus.  When I report them, they state that the did not see me.  Perhaps they are just having a bad day, and I am the, pick on me person, to make them feel better.  Other days I'm just hating the disgusting nature of the passengers due to how they smell, look, act or the profanity coming from their mouths.

Today I found humor in my ride.  There is the man that commutes on the morning ride with me who I call, "The man with the violent fingers".  He wears rings with metal spikes that are weapons.  If he punches someone, he wants to make sure they feel it.  If someone is thinking about messing with him, his rings should hopefully make them think twice.  He is a man that looks to be over 60 years of age.  There is never a wrinkle in his clothes or dirt on his shoes.  I think he wears the rings so that his apparel stays that way.

I got a chuckle today from a random rider who was waiting on the platform where commuters catch the bus.  When the bus doors opened, however, he only poked his head in and asked, "Everybody feeling okay?"  He never stepped inside the bus, just walked away and the driver closed the door.  Yep, that was funny.

It is days when my attitude is amiable that I can enjoy my bus rides into work.   It's rare, but it happens.  I can't imagine ever enjoying riding the bus anymore.  But I'm going to work on that.  When my head is right, the situation I have to deal with and dislike most, is a situation that I just might be able to have a bit of fun with.  I just have to keep smiling.

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