Sunday, November 29, 2015

BUS STORY # 473 (Shorts 42: Other People’s Shorts 4)

"Knitting," by duluoz cats.


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While I was riding a city bus a few mornings ago, an urgent announcement came from the bus driver’s cabin that made everyone jump. “Attention! Attention! All 101 bus drivers please be on the lookout for a …(pause)...pink Dora the Explorer lunchbox containing one peanut butter sandwich and a box of milk.”

From “An Emergency Announcement” published December 12, 2014, by Andrew Leynse in The New York Times.

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This morning, stepping off the 33 and crossing 16th, what do I see tucked away beside a concrete building column?
A gorgeous-looking chocolate cake with a smooth ganache, with sprinkles. On a plate, with toothpicks on top to help tent the plastic wrap on top of it (which was partially torn, leaving the cake exposed to the elements).
A cake left out in the rain, folks.*

From Bus Report #850 published December 18, 2014 by Rachel in Fog City Notes.

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Tweeted January 12, 2014, by eddieharrison@theEddieH

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In the 1990s, I was one of four drivers from our company taking students from two local high schools on a trip to New York City. We had a 3-day layover with no work required. The drivers stayed at a hotel on 46th St., Manhattan. While there, I took a city bus to the Trinity Church/Wall St. area. I sat at the front and chatted with the driver. I commented that he must have a stressful job, trying to drive safely amidst all the traffic. He smiled and replied, “This is the best job in the world. I love it!”

From an email from Bill Jarvis of Moncton, New Brunswick.

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Tweeted February 16, 2015, by Matt Buckland @ El Satanico

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“Take care,” I call out after a young family just stepping out. The teenage father picks up a coat that's slipping off their stroller. The toddler daughter responds brightly, “I take care a my daddy!”

From Multiple published May 19, 2015 by Nathan Vass in The View from Nathan’s Bus


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Downloaded from Ginx Craft


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The photo at the top of this story is titled “knitting” and is posted with the permission of duluoz cats. You can see all duluoz cat’s photos on Flickr here.

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*If you’re too young to catch the reference, here's a YouTube recording of Jimmy Webb’s “MacArthur Park,” as sung by Richard Harris. It was a big hit in 1968.


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