From repeat guest-poster and friend, Jeremy Jacobson.
Bio: Former Improvisor, and current family man who attempts to be funny from time to time. Read his Twitter feed: @jerjacobson
- The quiet of the early morning is a really good time to think.
- When buses are late or don’t come – it is generally the coldest or wettest day of the year – so dress weather appropriate!!
- You know you have been doing this along time when the bus driver doesn’t need to see your pass.
- You know your bus driver has been doing this a long time when they don’t need to see your pass.
- Some bus drivers are jerks – flat out – but most are very kind and interesting people, which you can easily discover if it is 6:12am and you are the only one on the bus. I have met bus drivers who are taking poetry classes, who do security at YVR, and who have actually remembered when my kids were sick and asked how they were.
- I transfer from my bus to a commuter train. If my bus is late by 7+ min I miss my connection and then need to wait an additional 30 minutes for the next train usually in the COLD with no real cover for rain. TIMING IS EVERYTHING!
- People can be very cruel and judgemental towards those they see as different. I have seen some horrible looks and heard some horrible comments that really display how crappy humans can be towards each other.
- I have also seen many seats given up for seniors and pregnant ladies. I have seen people help strangers with grocery bags. I have seen people make sure kids on the bus alone or with smaller siblings get where they need to ok. Which re-affirms my faith in humanity.
- I always say “thank you” to the bus driver even though they are just doing their job. Their job gets me to work on time 95% of the time so I don’t need to buy another car. I appreciate that, so a “thank you” is warranted. I am pleased to say most people seem to agree with me.
- After being humped by a large dog at 6am out in the cold – I truly value the importance of LEASH LAWS!