Mar 3, 2009

Adventures on the CTA: Double Whammy

Adventure 1: What to do when your bus driver runs into her old girlfriend from back in the day and proceeds to have a 2 min conversation while you rot on the "express" bus....

Sometimes my bus rides make me feel like I'm in a movie... a ghetto, low budget movie where everything is going awfully wrong and the dialogue is so bad you can't imagine that anyone actually wrote it that way...

Yesterday my bus driver took being hood to new levels when she proceeded to flag down her girlfriend from way back in the day who was standing at the bus stop, open the door, and carry on a (no joke) 2 min conversation about "so and so's birthday party that she just had to come to...blah blah blah..."After about 20 seconds I looked up from my blackberry to see why the bus was still at the stop. Wasn't this the Cottage Grove EXPRESS!!! I paused my mp3 player so I could hear what was going on. Was there some type of emergency? Why were we proceeding to just sit at the freaking stop? I overheard the murmurs of other passengers and immediately took notice of the bus driver who seemed to be carrying on a conversation. Upon a little more investigation I saw that she was talking to someone at the stop. "Oh Lord" I thought to myself... I was hoping that this didn't turn into one of those 10 o'clock news type of dramatic situations. I've seen some crazy stuff go down on the bus...

Well, as another 30 seconds passed I realized that the bus driver knew the lady she was talking to and they were gabbing about a party she just "couldn't miss". **blank stare** What the hell was this? Couldn't they exchange numbers and catch up later? I'm sorry but if your job is to drive the bus from point A to point B then why don't you try doing that. I don't want to have my time wasted as you catch up with your girl Shirley from out South. Save that shit for after you're off the clock....

Adventure 2: (chirp) Can you hear me now? How to not lose your mind when you're stuck on a crowded bus with ghetto ass gutter bugs that insist on having convos using their Nextel chirp.

This morning I was completely taken aback by this 6 foot something super duper gutter looking dude who was sitting on the bus and carrying on a lengthy convo via Nextel chirp. What the hell? First, I can't wrap my mind around why you'd actually want people on a crowded morning rush hour bus to hear the ins and outs of your conversation... let alone where you were raised to think that this type of thing was acceptable. I hate being around hood people. I'm allergic to everything about them... I was going to snap a pic but let's be real, I didn't want this dude to get crunk on me so I fell back. Black people we must do better. We have to.

3 comments:

Jonezy said...

too funny.

I think sunday I had the craziest bus driver on the #6 I was praying the whole ride. She was ridiculous with her turn & road rage lol...

CaramelKisses said...

lol...wow..lol

i have had the unfortunate pleasure of experiencing the both of those situations before...lol

i have even had a bus driver get off the bus and go into a restaurant to pick an order that they called inwhile driving the bus..lol

Don' get me starting on those chirps...and the thing that gets me is..The reception on both ends must incredibly awful seeing as though each person has to repeat themselves 3x to get one point across...lol

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

lol sounds like a sit com

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