Thursday, November 17, 2011

CO-NINJAS

When the 811 is really, really, really, really full, sometimes people have to get off.  This means that the people standing in front of the back door have to squirm around and try to avoid awkward personal contact.  When this is pretty much impossible, sometimes the people in front of the back door just get off, to let the other people get off more freely.

But then, they have to get back in the back door before the bus driver closes it and pulls away. 

***Cue action-movie music***

The other day, the 811 was really, really, really, really full, and some people had to get off.  The guy standing in front of the back door got off to let them off.  While he was still off the bus, he heard the hiss that means the back doors are about to close.  He sprang into action, and in one great leap cleared the doors just as they were closing.

Back on the bus, he contemplated his surroundings, and with a look of delighted surprise on his face, said,

Dude!  I'm a frickin' ninja!

(Yes, the word was frickin')

I thought to myself, "Okay, brother, we can be co-ninjas for a day.  But just for today."

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