Living as a student means three things: I’m always thinking ahead and realising I don’t have enough time in the day, two is that I am consistently checking my bank account to see how much money I have left, and three I’m trapped in the constant mindfuck that is public transport. Plagued by the nonsensical timetables. Constantly frustrated when buses just disappear from the radar and having to smile and bite my tongue at the cheek of the drivers.
It’s annoying how the latter makes my love of buses more of burning hatred, I am a bus enthusiast and have always loved getting on bus routes, learning about the buses and teaching myself how the technology inside them works.
I am always the problem passenger to the drivers, when I held a concession bus pass for my autism. When I was a young boy I’d be the one who gets the random checks and the constant questions about the nature of my autism. I even had one driver throw me off a busy bus for having a fake pass. Spoiler alert he got punished for that after a letter to the managing director.
It’s quite funny that the bus companies always bang on about how reliable the service is, yet it seems they can’t see when a bus doesn’t show up. I often find myself daily debating on which way to commute home. I’ll stand and wait for one route for it to not show up and then leave for the second way home only to find the one I waited for just turns up and zooms like a red arrows jet passed the bus stop.
Then on the odd chance that I manage to get on a bus that shows up, and a driver who doesn’t give me the full CIA interrogation about where I’m going or what sort of condition I have. I end off forgetting my headphones and having to listen to the delightful tales and anecdotes from the older generations. I’m a social person at the best of times Afterall I am a journalist, and I do talk to people. But at 7am in the morning and coffee deprived I am Definity, the king of the anti-social crew.
I love buses, but not enough to actively go out on a bus adventure, maybe I’ll take up walking around and rambling. Then I can go out and be social among the elders at a suitable time such as 9am or even the fable 1pm.
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