Thursday, May 9, 2013


I have been accused in the past of taking the bus for its own sake.  This is mostly not true.  I usually just have somewhere to be, much like how most Americans drive when they have somewhere to be.  It is true that I will sometimes take a longer way to get where I'm going, because I'm curious about the route, or because I don't want to get to where I'm going . . .

The other day I met someone who was apparently taking the bus for the heck of it.  I say this because she was vigorously walking back and forth in the immediate vicinity of the bus stop.  I'm all for getting your exercise while you're waiting for the bus; the thing was that once we got on, she got off two stops later, which, assuming the grid system is still true in Millcreek, comes out to a whopping

2000 feet

a distance she probably could have walked in the time it took the bus to come.  But then, I'm no one to tell you not to ride the bus, either.

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