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The Tattoo Man

The Tattoo Man sits at the front of the bus. He wears something short sleeved come rain or shine, because he has ink and he is proud of it. Read More…

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The Cyclist

The Cyclist is a new one on me. Nashville buses have bike racks on the front to carry bikes for passengers, and the Cyclist sits on board. Read More…

The Driver’s Best Friend

The Driver’s Best Friend is a close relative to the Chatty Kathy. Usually male, the DBF doesn’t just sit close to the driver, he actually stands slightly closer than the usual conventions of personal space allow. Read More…

The Spreader

Today’s #peopleofpublictransport is the Spreader. He is invariably male. He sits on one of the sideways benches and spreads his knees as far apart as they will stretch.

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The Obstructor

Today’s #peopleofpublictransport is the Obstructor. The Obstructor is an aggressive territorial passenger, but unlike the Seat Monopolizer the Obstructor claims the walkway. Read More…

The Extreme Bus Driver

Today’s #peopleofpublictransport, just for a change, is a bus driver. The Extreme Bus Driver has two pedals, and by God he will be using one of them at all times – and heavily. Read More…

The Terrified Woman

The Terrified Woman sits near the back of the bus, as hard up against the window as it is possible to be without breaking the glass. She has her bag on her lap, clenched in a white knuckle two-handed death grip, and she sits absolutely motionless, apart from her eyes. Read More…