Thursday, May 19, 2011

Waiting For Buses

One of the more irrational pet peeves I have is related to buses. There are a lot of completely rational reasons to be peeved about buses, but this is different. This is really about people 'waiting' for buses. What bugs me is when people step out into the street to look for the bus they are waiting for. I suppose I may just have an intense concern for other people's safety, but I think it has more to do with just finding it pointless. It doesn't make the bus arrive any faster, and if you are in that much of a hurry you should just get a cab. Why should I care if your head gets lopped off by a passing motorist? It may be just the idea that there is an inherent (if not immediately present) amount of risk to stepping into a busy street, and to do so for something so fidgety and useless just makes people look like fools.

Maybe I should drink less coffee before blogging.

1 comment:

  1. as one whose stepped out periodically to see if I can see the bus coming -- seems a natural thing to do: something in rhythm and in harmony with the activity of waiting and being a part of the urban scene. Being confident that one can avoid danger of being hit perhaps goes along with being confident that it is OK and safe to wait on an urban street ride a bus with random people.