Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Riding The Bus

I’m getting the hang of commuting via metrobus. I’ve got a good bus stop not too far from my house, I’m learning that the commuter parking lots near that stop get filled up later in the morning, and I’m even starting to recognize some faces. It’s nice that I get to do some reading (I’m almost through Hemmingway’s The Sun Also Rises). But one thing I’m not used to yet is how much the bus moves.

I don’t mean in a forward direction. I’m talking about the side-to-side & up-and-down movement. The bumping and swaying. Frankly, I don’t like it. For one, it makes writing virtually impossible, which is pretty frustrating for a guy like me. It makes reading a bit difficult, but doable. I suppose I’ll get used to it over time, but for now, it’s pretty distracting.

4 comments:

Deb said...

For some reason, now I am singing "The people on the bus go up and down, up and down....."

Phil said...

Dan, you'll get so used to it, that in no time you'll be sleeping on that bus and may even miss your stop riding home some dark winter evening ... not that it ever happened to me ... ;)

besides, keep repeating to yourself ... free metrochecks, free metrochecks, free metrochecks ... makes it all worthwhile.

The Dan Ward said...

@Deb - shoot, that should have been the post title! And yeah, we go up and down & side to side & front and back. The worst is when I don't get a seat. It's a workout before my day even really starts!

@Phil - that's hilarious... and the metrocheck is indeed a nice perk. I hardly ever have to put gas in my car these days!

dad said...

Hi Dan: love your blog, other's comments to you, & your comments back....the Metro would be 'smoother' to ride than the 'bus'... is that a possibility?... Dad