Sunday, November 9, 2008
I caught the right bus today. I had just missed the 22. The next one came 6 minutes later. It pulled up, I stepped up and started walking towards the back. Suddenly a flashback came over me ~
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>>>>>>>>> Me again, inside the back of the 22, Sunday, Nov. 9th approximately 11:30am. I am all of a sudden stepping the the same exact maple mess. Still sticky the drippy mess had hardened just enough. "This is awesome." I thought, "What are the chances that I would get on this same bus and come to find that in one week this mess had not even been attempted to be cleaned up! I have got to document this."
Even though this is not very amusing still this event made me wonder how often these buses do get a good scrub down. ..... check it out:
On the way home after 4 hours of work today I caught THE VERY SAME BUS, stickiness and all! What a day!