Today, after waiting a few minutes at a bus shelter with only three walls, a bus pulls up and feeling chattier than usual, I board, face the driver and point to the defunct shelter:
Me: “That bus stop shelter had one of its walls smashed weeks ago. When is OC Transpo going to fix it so we don’t have to freeze in a few weeks?”
Bus driver: “What? Where, I don’t see anything.”
Me: “Exactly! One of the shelter’s walls was destroyed.”
Bus driver: (with light going off in his head) “Oh! That! Well, that’s not good”
Me: “No its not good. (duh!) So could you ask someone when its going to be fixed?”
Bus driver: “Sure, yeah”. Smiles.
I really hope somebody gets on that. But it was a LONG time before someone got around to cleaning up all the shards of glass from that wall’s demise, so I’m not holding my breath on getting the replacement wall put up anytime soon. Nice to see my tax and bus pass dollars hard at work. *grumble*
Second conversation with second bus driver:
Driver, who is seconds away from retirement and coo-coo craaazy, points to idiot on bicycle who is crossing across traffic in a bold fashion and says:
“Look at that, do you see?”
Me, standing up waiting to disembark at my stop, “The cyclist?”
Driver: “Yes”..mutters something incoherent, then says, “some people are in such a rush”.
Me: Thinking of all the times this nutso bastard honked his horn at people angrily, yelled at pedestrians crossing to “walk faster!” and who loves to drive super fast and stop abruptly, which causes all his passengers to cling on to the support bars with a look of dead panic in their eyes.
“Well some people are crazy.”
Bus driver continues to star at cyclist: “Yep!”