12:04 AM

the bus stop


Let me first say how amazed i am at the new gmail themes!!!!! thankfully, i was introduced to them by niki and now..tadaaa! the bus stop theme...the theme that threads through my daily life..the theme that purely captures the wait for the bus that has promised to come on time...the theme that reflects the place i find myself at..the theme that transcends all themes...the theme that symbolises how niki and i met, where safia and i met..where lasting friendships have begun..the theme that rocks my world :D oh and i hope throughout all that you had some hectically inspiring and intense music going through your mind like something outa the Last Samurai or whatever..coz now. gmail rocks.


but really, the bus stop is like having a daily dose of the theatre..well more like a reality show..sometimes its Survivor (huddling under the shelter under the umbrella while your Skechers with the glitter on them get drenced). other times its The Amazing Race - when you have to practically run halfway into the road to wave the bus down in order to get to the place on time - (of course breakdowns and lost drivers make this all the more exhilirating) and often, its Fear Factor....where you find yourself staring out the window with a beeeeg unknown flying insect crawling across your view or! (insert Jaws music here)....sitting squished between a fat mama and the window on a hot summer day while mama decides to get friendly and put her arm up behind you. yeah...bring it on, i've been through the worse..and that includes the taxi's...which i traveled in today. i had the pleasure of taking a drive in 'Midnight Sensation' which had Barry White crooning in my ears til we reached West Street. Although Midnight Temptation and Midnight Breeze are in a similar league. 'Just Cruising' lies...it doesnt cruise..it flies through town and weaves through traffic and by the end of the trip, you're left with an afro and the feeling that you're still moving. but 'South Side' really takes it...especially since it goes to North beach..which leaves many confused. but the plush pink velvet interior and the blue tinted windows makes up for it. really, you ppl in cars dont know what you're missing ;)

but its the converstations you hear at the bus stop that truly make it a unique and fascinating place...

girl on cellphone next to me: what! he's threatening to kill himself coz we broke up??? the idiot! im on the way to campus..i soooo dont need this now..put him on the phone! just put him on the phone!!....hello? yeah, you screwed up dude! its all your fault. dont be all pathetic- you must live with what you did!'

and with that, she cut the call and got on the bus.

we have a cool friendly security gaurd that guards the stop, who chats to like everybody and took it upon himself to chat to me very cute sweet, innocent friend..

guard: 'eish its cold today..'
friend: 'yeah! the night was really freezing'
guard: 'yeah..i was cold too..it must be coz i sleep alone. i need a fat girlfriend - then i'll be ok. i like them fat...you must see.there's a nice fat one in clicks.'

then there are those who pump you for information....its like the inquisition and the bus is your only hope of getting away! but for some reason beggars think that you're the ultimate target. i mean you stand there with exact bus fare ready..and then they come and ask and i feel really bad..but really - people who take the bus need the change! we've had some incident of people getting thrown of the bus coz they waltz on with a R50 note. eish..thats embarassing.. whats more embarassing is getting up to get off and flying to the front on your butt coz the driver hits the breaks really hard lol...or throwing up on the bus (i have blessed a few buses in my childhood...ah good times).


anyhoo...i shall be off...niki and i have some serious government business to attend to of official importance. the cyber advnetures of niki and Q - battling the binary codes and surfing through the channels of communication while eating cookies and hacking into facebook ;)
okbye. oh and if you're stuck at the bus stop of your life and the bus is late..or isnt coming..take Midnight Sensation..you'll never know where it may lead. this is advice for life.

7 comments:

Nooj said...

i dont use public transport in SA. but i love it in other countries. the freedom to read and meet weirdos and eavesdrop and just enjoy the ride instead of road raging...

qdee said...

totally! i ave rage issues lol..so me being on the bus is a safer option fo rthe pblic i think ;)

qdee said...

have i mean

Shiraz said...

Road Rage can be a constructive thing. Why do all those other people have to be on the road anyway.

Ah buses..... Nothings better than a Persads bus held together by tape that takes 2 hours to get home....

The conductors and drivers love making people friends tho don't they, they squash you up tightly next the Big Mama with a shopping bag with a live chicken in one of them.....

:-D

*poke

KimyaShafinaaz said...

as a driver u tend to rush through the route... but as a passenger u truly appreciate the details.

i love the gmail themes! finally settled on the candy one cos i love the powder blue screen and the little clouds for chat window bubbles :P

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Waseem said...

Aw man im after that same nice fat one from Clicks, i dont need the competition.

Azra said...

Just popping by to say:

1. I dont know you but Happy Birthday :) (thats what Waseem says anyway)

2. Cool blog

3. Love the template...

4. I like the bus - use to go to Varsity with the bus when mother was too lazy and dropped us off on the highway in jhb lol...

London buses are the bomb - quite literally, check out 7/7 bombings lol...but seriously...those night buses in london are similar to surfing those rogue waves in Richards Bay.

Buses in general are little mini planets...entire worlds on their own with strange, quirky and wonderful people meeting and coming together to share but a moment in time.


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