Imagine how I felt to find this art van parked next to me when I came out of the grocery store last week!! My daughter and I all but did a happy dance!!
This weeks Sunday scribblings prompt is "Forward"!!
Yesterday evening, while driving I witnessed a wholesome young man running for the bus only to almost reach his destination to have the bus blatantly pull away. There is no possible way that driver didn’t see the young man on the tail of his bus. With huge side mirrors certainly he saw him running to beat all hell! I was so sad for the young fellow. I even wondered if the driver did it on purpose. Not quick to ire, I was livid for almost an hour. This has happened to my adult kids too, and continues as they often wait quite a while for a light to turn on the very busy street so they can cross. This would have never happened in my day! Drivers looked around to see who was coming and often waited as we diligently ran. They addressed you as you smiled with gratitude thanking them profusely. What a different world we live in!!
We’d like to encourage people to take transit and respect bus drivers and yet it’s nasty acts like this that leave people frustrated with the system. With our government owned insurance companies spending thousands of dollars if not millions on a campaign to have drivers be more courteous and kind on the roads then why doesn’t it start with transit?
I ended up beside the driver at a light, he seemed distracted as his head was turned to the side, not to the towards the road. Wish he'd been traveling behind this art van! I can only hope the next bus came sooner than the usual thirty minutes between buses. I think transit drivers should be forced to read this blog and take on this challenge! It would make for some forward thinking… Maybe there would be less disdain in the world!!!
I hope my trickled in happy photos placed a bit of humor into this scribbling!