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CDTA: Ten things…

March 2nd, 2009

I comprised a list of things I love and hate about the bus. Apparently, I’m better at ranting than praising. That explains some things…

Ten Things I Hate:

10.  People who don’t raise their kids right. You know the ones. They get on the bus and the kid screams the whole way because she wants a sucker. Or, like this morning, punches her mother in the face, arms and stomach because she didn’t like the seat her mother chose, then refused to sit in the one she wanted to sit in.
9.  People who don’t bathe and/or wash their clothes regularly. I’m not talking about homeless people. I’m talking about the ones who have a home, access to a shower and laundry mat, and make the whole bus smell like cat piss. And if they don’t have a home and access to a shower and/or laundry mat, they need to stop spending so much money on clothes. Buy your clothes from The Salvation Army and save the money you’re spending on Rocawear and Uggs for an apartment and a washer. And while we’re on the subject of clothes, stop dressing your daughters like you. Your three-year-old doesn’t need to be wearing three inch heels and jeans with “Juicy” on the ass. Srsly.
8.  Chatty bus drivers. Not the shuttle drivers. I’d be chatty then, too, driving around all damn day with next to no one getting on. I’m talking about the line drivers that talk so much they miss stops. Or the front of the bus is full of standing passengers all trying to talk to the driver, sometimes over the yellow line (which is against the law), and you can’t get on or off without shoving your way through.
7.  People who stand in the middle of the aisle and won’t let you pass. Getting on or off the bus is a feat in and of itself without these ass holes blocking the aisle. And people who stand flat against the rail until the bus stops, then turn into the aisle. I mean, really! You were perfectly fine till the bus stopped. You seriously couldn’t stay where you were till people got off??!?
6.  The constantly changing prices. I understand everything’s going up. But one of the biggest pros of riding the bus is that you can travel to pretty much any city on CDTAs routes for, at most, $3.00/day. $1.00 if you only have to take one bus. Day passes are going up to $4.00. That is the suxxor!
5.  People who bring big ass objects or tons of groceries on the bus. First, they always leave them in the aisle. Second, they always give you a dirty look if you come within an inch of their precious cargo. Pick it up out of the aisle when the bus stops and you won’t have to deal with people kicking your shit. Otherwise? I’ve got no sympathy for you.
4.  People who see you running for the bus, two feet away from the door, and don’t ask the driver to wait for you even though he’s running ten minutes early. Is it really all that difficult to say “Hey dude! That chick needs to get on. She’s two feet away. Wanna wait a sec?”
3.  Skinny couples who refuse to sit in the same pair of seats, thus taking up two sections of seats with no reason. Which leads me to number two…
2.  Anti-social elitist ass holes. There are ten empty seats but, because everyone thinks they’re better than everyone else, if they don’t know someone in one of them they’re standing.
1.  Rude ass motherfuckers. I’m not sure I can get any clearer. It’s not my fault you’re having a bad day. I don’t even know your ass. Chill the fuck out already.

Ten Things I Love: 

10.  It only costs a dollar to go from the very end of Schenectady to the very end of Albany. If we were to do that in the truck it would’ve cost us $20.00 and wear on the truck. Have you ridden on NY roads? It’s like riding on a dirt road rather than pavement. End of the earth potholes. Manholes sticking three inches out of the ground. If there are lines, they’re so faded you can barely see them.
9.  I can go anywhere in the Capital District, ride as many buses as I want, all day long for $3.00.
8.  Not having to drive. Not that I’ve driven even once in the past four years. But still.
7.  Master not having to drive! You have no idea how nice it is to be able to kiss Him and cuddle with Him while we’re traveling. Not to mention He can actually look at me without getting into an accident!
6.  Meeting the nicer of the bunch. Some of the people on the bus are really nice. We ended up chatting with this one chick from our house to the depot. Course, we’ve seen her three times since then and none of us have even said hello. But that’s okay.
5.  Watching the girls. Some of the chicks that take the bus are damn hot. And if the ones on the bus aren’t, the ones we drive by are!
4.  Studying human behavior. People are damn bizarre.
3.  Listening to the asinine conversations. No kidding. This dude spent the entire bus ride talking to his six year old daughter about how clean he is, how good his credit is, how good a catch he is. Course, I’m guessing this was for my benefit judging by the way he flashed his watch and clothes at me. But even then, please show me a twenty something year old woman who’s going to get on a bus with her husband and fall all over a forty something year old with a nice watch telling his six year old how good his credit is? And if you find one, have her committed please and thank you.
2.  Finding new restaurants and stores! We’ve been to so many new restaurants and stuff that I could never get Master to go to when we had the truck. So much so that He’s given me permission (and is planning on buying the domain) to start a review site for our area. I can’t wait!
1.  Chatty shuttle drivers. They’re hilarious!

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