I'm on a bus from Tacoma in Washington, to Seattle. There isn't much
to do on a bus apart from look out the window, and as no one has
cleaned the window on this particular bus for what looks to be about
five years, I can't see much. So I am on a bus using my laptop.
Don't you just hate people who use laptops on buses. Fair enough
if you're on a plane using a laptop, that seems acceptable, but
people who use their laptops on buses are just posers aren't they.
I mean if you're well off enough to own a laptop, then your well
off enough to get a cab! Using a laptop in a cab would be acceptable,
but hey, not on a bus. On a bus your just showing off, and no one
I have an excuse though. It's the only acceptable 'bus laptop usage'
excuse I know. See I'm not a local, so the usual rules do not apply.
In fact I am not even American, so the entire 'bus laptop usage'
thing needs to be looked at from an entirely different perspective.
You see in this case it's okay for me to use a laptop on a bus because
I don't have a magazine or book to read, I can't take any pictures
and, well, I am a tourist. That means I can freely do stupid things
and get away with it because I am a just some random tourist and
as such I don't know any better.
Come to think of it I have no idea if it's a safe to use a laptop
on this bus? Let me just subtlety check out the other passengers
and see if any of them are potential muggers.
Okay, well there's a kid over there asleep. No threat from him I
think. He's a bit nerdy looking anyway. Probably a Microsoft Windows
guru at the grand old age of fourteen. He'll go on to work for Microsoft
when he's older before moving to a smaller software company for
better money, stock options and more time at home with his lovely
wife and kids that he would have accumulated along the way.
To the left of me there's a young woman who is also asleep. She
is in the low threat category I feel. She has very pointy shoes
on. I wonder if maybe she has really pointy toes and that's why
she is wearing those odd pointy shoes?
Next to her is a man who, by the look of things, loves to eat McDonalds.
He's huge! His hands are all puffy like baby hands except much bigger.
The belt he's wearing looks painful as it squishes in all his fat.
I can't see if he too is asleep, let me just lean forward... Yeah,
he's sleeping too.
Okay we're on a highway now. Not much to see. Oh wait a second,
there's a big sign telling us how many miles to the next McDonalds,
TacoBell and Burger King. Great!? Mr Health and Beauty next to me
probably knows where they are anyway, so no need to tell him. He's
sleeping anyway, so I don't want to wake him. He's probably dreaming
of burgers, large fries and a large Coke.
Behind them are two Asian people, a husband and wife by the looks
of it. They are wearing matching lumberjack shirts. They're also
asleep. The woman behind them, also Asian is asleep too. In fact
no one is making a sound. It's seven minutes to ten in the morning
and it would appear that no one apart from the driver and I are
Actually, speaking of the driver, she is gorgeous! She's got fantastic
chocolate skin and huge eyes. I didn't have the right change to
get on the bus so she has let me ride for a dollar! So she's kind
as well as gorgeous, bonus!
I wonder what made her become a bus driver. I wonder if she always
wanted to be a bus driver. I mean she looks like she could be a
model but instead she is driving a bus. I'm not saying that it's
not a valid career or anything, it's just that you don't often find
gorgeous bus drivers. Though I have to admit to not taking that
many buses. So I can't really speak with any authority on the state
of buses and their drivers.
Maybe this is the norm. Maybe all female bus drivers are gorgeous?
Perhaps this is a great untapped source of beautiful women? It would
make for a great 'how we met' story wouldn't it.
"So how did you guys meet?"
"Well she was my bus driver."
Okay, we're still on this highway. My guess is that when we turn
off this highway the stop will be real quick, so I'll probably have
to finish this up in a big hurry. I can't see the city yet though?
You know it started out cloudy this morning so I put on a light
fleece thinking it would stay cloudy and cool just like the weatherman
said. Now though the sun is beaming through my dirty window and
warming the side of my face. The clouds are few and far between
and it looks like it's going to be a beautiful day in Seattle. I
hope so, I have never been to Seattle before.
Oh wow, I can see the city out of the right side of the bus now!
Wow! Skyscrapers! I love skyscrapers! Okay, we're pulling off the
I have everything I need. Camera, films, money. I spent a few minutes
on the bus earlier just familiarizing myself with the camera because
I only bought it yesterday. I think I've got it figured out now.
The bus driver just said we're coming into Seattle in a few moments.
She has a really nice soft voice. She could be a sultry singer with
that voice. She must really have wanted to be a bus driver I guess
because she is beautiful, kind and she has a sultry soft
Oh wow! This is so cool. I'm going to spend the day in a city I've
never seen before! Seattle looks like my kinda place. Now I am excited!
I love cities! I think I'll 'de-bus' as our sultry bus driver says,
when we get to the tall buildings. I hope I'll be able to get to
the top of them, maybe they'll have viewing galleries?
Okay, I think we're going to stop soon so I'll pack up my laptop
and get ready for my days adventures.
No one's sleeping now.