Thursday, March 12, 2009

Strange Bus Ride To Work Today--


Just thought I'd share with you about my bus experience this morning to give you a laugh. This morning a BIG loud black woman asked if she could sit next to me. Of course I said she could. She sat down and asked for some gum--this is at 7:30 a.m.! Who has gum for breakfast? I didn't have any so then she's asking all those on the bus, just yelling it out, "anyone have any gum, could I have a stick of gum, please! I'm begging you" . . . the guy behind me gave her one.

Then a man came on she was "acquainted with from riding the bus" who sat across the aisle from her and she starts fussing with his shoes! She turned towards him but kind of leaned against me then as she talked to him. Then, for our listening pleasure, she bursts out in song singing "The Itsy, Bitsy Spider" for the whole bus to hear. All this while I am trying to read. I had to read the sentences two or three times--it was so hard to concentrate. At this point I put my hood up. She wasn't on long, thank goodness! Only about 15 - 20 minutes. The bus driver said nothing to her. This lady is a regular bus rider but not usually on my morning bus. This is one very strange person! I really believe she must be a little off.

(Things I learned this week will be up Saturday.)

10 comments:

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

You thing? Bwahahaha, she's nuttier than a fruitcake. Bwahahahahaha. I've known so many just like her.

Have a terrific day. :)

Mountain Woman said...

Karen,
Years ago I had to ride the bus most of the time and there were always people like this. Most of them were really sad cases or very, very lonely and isolated.

Daisy said...

I shudder to imagine why she needed the gum so badly...

Anne said...

As Daisy said, the gum thing is a little concerning. Maybe she had been drinking. That would explain the gum and the erratic behavior.

Anne said...

As Daisy said, the gum thing is a little concerning. Maybe she had been drinking. That would explain the gum and the erratic behavior.

Carl said...

Did you touch her hair and asked her if that was her real hair? Did she have fried chicken in her lunch box? I am curious. Please ask her the next time when she sits next to you again. Thank you.

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Sandee--You know many like this? Maybe she isn't so strange after all!

Mountain Woman--I found out later from one of my co-workers that she lives in some sort of group home and has a social worker so there really probably is something not quite right there mentally.

Daisy & Anne--She wasn't drinking. Maybe her mouth was dry, who knows?

Carl--what? Why would I touch her hair? She didn't have any lunch with her.

Furkidsmom said...

Why would anyone need gum at 7:30am (unless they were still up from the night before?) Very strange....

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

BeadedTail said...

What a strange way to start the day. She could have needed gum to cover any morning breath that people would smell when she started singing. Who knows? Very odd behavior that's for sure.

Rita T. said...

I gotta agree, this is strange. She must have had a dry mouth or something and wanted gum for that.

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