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Bus Story: A Struggling Economy Has No Boundaries

March 29, 2011

The first quarter of 2011 is drawing to a close and the need for spring to arrive is everywhere. It’s in the faces of the riders and in the challenges of dear friends and family. One rider, in particular, seems to be hit hard. She’s a tiny woman, indeterminate age, somewhere between 30 and 50. She has very short, dark hair, eyebrows that tilt upward slightly and sparkly, dangling earrings. Dressed in a dark business suit and a camel-colored overcoat, I would not have noticed, until I saw her shoes, and then her ears. Her shoes are gold. Very shiny and turn up, slightly at the tips. And her ears, small and delicate, have a similar shape. Despite her outward, very well dressed attire, she looks scared and nervous. She checks her watch and her iPhone regularly. When elves head downtown to apply for a social security card, we know the world needs some good news.

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2 Comments
  1. Probably because “a struggling economy” includes those DRIVING your bus. Think about it.

  2. Somewhere between 30 and 50. I hope people say the same thing about me.

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