Sunday, October 16, 2011

BUS STORY # 258 (Rory’s Bus Story # 2)

790 Blue Line by wastemanagementdude
790 Blue Line, a photo by wastemanagementdude on Flickr.

I’m telling my co-workers about how my bus ran out of gas.

When I’ve finished, Rory* asks, “Did you know the Rapid Ride can’t go if the back door isn’t shut tight?”

He proceeds to tell us how he learned this particular fact.

He’s on the Blue Line, sitting in the back near the rear doors.

After the first stop, when the doors close, this guy gets up and goes over to the rear doors, grabs the handles of both doors, puts his left foot up beside the door to brace himself, and pulls hard. Then he sits down.

Rory is watching this and wondering “What the...”

He is also acting out the maneuver right here in the hallway, using the wall as a substitute for the side of the bus. I notice a couple of folks at the far end of the hallway, and I’m pretty sure that, if they’re watching, they’re wondering “What the...”

At the next stop, the same thing happens. Rory demonstrates again.

A couple of stops later, the guy exits.

The bus doesn’t leave after the doors shut.

Rory is sitting there wondering what the problem is.

Then he notices the driver looking back at him. There’s nobody else but Rory back there.

It comes to Rory what the driver wants. He gets up, goes to the back door, and executes the maneuver.

The bus goes.

Rory does this for every stop all the way to Coors, by which time, he’s worn out.

When he exits, he goes out the front so he can tell the driver, “You gotta get that door fixed, man.”

*Real name changed.

You can read Rory's Bus Story # 1 here.

The photo at the top of this story is titled “790 Blue Line” and is posted with the kind permission of wastemanagementdude. You can see this and all wastemanagementdude’s’s photos on Flickr at:


Anonymous Brenda said...

Ah, community. You gotta love it! No words were spoken but the message was clear. Good one.

8:21 AM  
Blogger Busboy said...

Thank you, Brenda.

9:03 AM  

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