Sunday, November 29, 2015

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

"Knitting," by duluoz cats.


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) 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.


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.


Tweeted January 12, 2014, by eddieharrison@theEddieH


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.


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


“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


Downloaded from Ginx Craft


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.


*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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