So I’ve not been too lucky riding the bus recently. I’m standing all the time, and today the express bus I usually take went AWOL so we all had to wait for the next one. Of course it was as full as heck when it arrived and the muni operator shook his head when I waited by the front door, and signaled for us to enter via the back.
Now I cant understand what it is about most riders that they either (1) dont move back, or when they do (2) they congregate at the rear door and dont move further to the rear. So what happens is you can’t enter because the bus it too full at the front, and you have a hell of a time getting off.
Damned if I didn’t end up on the rear stairs because the people wouldn’t move back. It was like we weren’t there, me and 2 other women who were trying to squeeze into about 6″ square of footspace each. They didn’t even look, grrr.
In despair and annoyance I sort of hurled myself into the bunch of people crowded in the aisle in front of me. Hee, I thought, what the fuck, I can do a dive…they’ll move.
And they did, hehe. I got dirty looks, but did the same thing they were doing, and pretended not to see 😛