(Closed) Today I Became The Odd Lady On the Bus

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Post # 18
3552 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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@Olive12:  I was on crutches for the Nefertiti guy. Being on crutches is like an open invitation for everyone to talk to you. I heard so many broken/sprained ankle stories, and then people got offended when I told them my ankles were fine and I’d actually hurt my hip. Crutches in the winter in MN are also exhausting and I was half asleep while that guy was lecturing and he was getting mad that I wasn’t hanging on his every word. I do not know why people feel the need to harrass temporarily disabled people.

I was trying to read for the dental history guy but my giant paperback did not deter him. I think headphones are more effective, but I used to live in a bad neighborhood in Minneapolis and I didn’t want to make myself vulnerable like that.

I think that with regular commuters you will be a lot less likely to run into these kind of people. Both of these guys were on the bus around 3 or 4 in the afternoon.

Post # 19
9916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Once there was a guy sleeping in the aisle of the trolley in Philly.  That was pretty awesome. Mostly the only problem with public transit is that people smell, are inconsiderate, and it gets crowded at certain times.  

Post # 20
1277 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I semi commute on public transit 3 days a week….meaning I drive my car to the metro station to and from home and then once at the metro station take the train into the city I work in and then the bus to work….it is great I do love being able to read, what I hate is the fact that my days are extremely long on those days…I get up at 4:15 and don’t get home until 6:30 at night, only to visit with my hubby for a short time before I hit the shower and then bed…makes for a very sad existence on those days….but I am saving $$ on gas and wear and tear on my car.


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