Tuesday, April 15, 2008

More Bus Chronicles

When you commute by bus, you fall into a regular pattern with a set of fellow regular commuters. Every so often, something happens that stands out from the routine.

First, over the past two weeks, there has been a somewhat-regular new commuter. The guy is dressed for blue-collar activity, wearing work boots, dirty work pants, and a heavy hooded overcoat. What =is= unusual is that he has a folding chair. I don't know what kind of job he has that requires him to bring his own seating, but he does.

Then, this morning, another new rider boards the bus. It was very chilly, so this guy stood out for two reasons. One, he was just in shirt sleeves; no coat or jacket. Two, he was carrying a laptop. That's all. No bag, no case, no papers, no power supply, just a laptop. Like he just got ejected from a meeting on the side of the road or something.

Keep 'em coming, Metro, I need more blog entries!


Lynn Sinclair said...

I picture Folding Chair Guy sitting at the gate of a construction site -- you know, making sure nobody wanders in. Or maybe he's one of those guys who hold the stop/slow sign where road work is being done. Or maybe he's just very attached to his folding chair.

Laptop Man is a harder nut to crack. Perhaps his girlfriend kicked him out, and he grabbed his laptop on the way out the door?

DK said...

Man Proposes Marriage On Board Metro Bus - http://www.kirotv.com/news/15900524/detail.html