Conversations on Buses #4

Conversations on Buses #4

I met this Kurdish man at the bus stop. He asked me a question, and seemed displeased by the length of my response – “speak simple” he said, so I did. When he got all the bus information he needed, he asked me to guess where he came from (I said...
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“My budgie doesnt like all this change” “No?” “No – its upsetting him – he woke me up last night” “shame” “In the middle of the night, he woke me up. I got up to calm him down, and had a cup of...
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Transports of Delight

I don’t know if all Devon bus rides are like this, and I suspect it wouldn’t be nearly as amusing in the height of summer when you were in a hurry to get to the beach, but this is an accurate account of a Buckfastleigh bus ride: The bus arrived a few...
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travails by bus

I travel around on buses when I am too idle or too wimpish to use my bicycle – today, being cold and rainy, is a wimpish day. I have to get to a meeting out of town, so a bus it is. Bus travellers (and I count myself as one) can be mistaken for a whole...