Friday, February 7, 2014
the weirdos on the bus go round and round
Since I hardly never ever drive, and since Magnum usually drives the civic to work, I'm not sure of the last time Ellie Mae had to do anything. Cold starts after several days of sitting in the frozen garage are apparently not her strong suit.
But, we got 'er done. And in the meantime, my bicycles are probably getting square tires while sitting around waiting to be put in the game.
Meego relished two snow days in a row before going back to the grind today. College closes for no one, however, and I fully agree with that. It hasn't been so bad that we can't get where we need to go, but we don't need to be freezing school children.
So it was back on the Metro line for most of this week for me. One day during the in-bound trip, the driver pulled over to pick up a couple of citizens. We heard him say, "Can't bring that machete on the bus".
And I'm thinking, "Did he say 'machete'?"
A short conversation, which I couldn't really hear over the blasting heaters, ensued. Then the bus was once again in motion.
With that, the guy in front of me asked, "Did you say 'machete'?"
"Yeah, guy had a machete. Says right there on the side of the bus, he can't bring it".
I can't say as I've ever seen a "NO MACHETES" notice on the side of the bus, but it's not like I've looked for one.
I bet he'd just bought the thing and was just going to take it home to do some bushwacking. And after the bus left him there, he probably stuffed it into his backpack, or went and got a big bag to carry it in, then got on the next bus.
That's how I get my machete on the bus.
Is it spring yet?