Tag Archive | Harmless

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 Dedicated Employee

This morning’s #peopleofpublictransport is the Dedicated Employee. The Employee sits on the bus, laptop on knee, and pages of emails, notes, memoranda, and miscellanea spread out around the bench. Read More…

The Knitter

Today’s Person is The Knitter (lana lanae). You might expect her (and she is always female) to be old, but instead she is young, wielding an iPhone 4s, and she wears reading glasses in bright frame colors. Read More…

The Music Man

The Music Man (homo musica) sits on his own, with enormous reality-excluding headphones (typically only “Skull Candy” brand will do), meaning that in the event of a fire he’s likely to burn to death before hearing the alarms, sirens, screams, and crackling of his own flesh. Read More…

The Chatty Kathy

Chatty Kathy (chatimus eternia) is, despite the name, generally male. This is the passenger who thinks they are everyone’s best friend, attempting to engage everyone, loudly, in conversation of matters of politics, religion, unfortunate ailments they suffer from, and inconsequential nonsense. Read More…