i took the bus this week. it was the m15 which travels up 1st avenue. it was an enjoyable ride up 1st avenue and i did a lot of excellent people watching. i was amazed at the lady directly across the isle from me who managed to remove a contact lens with one swoop of her finger and no mirror. i was even more astounded when she popped the lens into her mouth, rolled it around a bit with her tongue and then placed it back in her eye.
directly in front of me sat a boy who appeared to be about 2 years old, along with his mother. apparently in fear of bus germs, mom slathered the boys hands with a humungous sized dollop of purell and spent the next five minutes trying to rub it all in. immediately upon the release of his freshly sanitized hands, he licked his palms and announced, “that tastes good!”
“It’s a troublesome world. All the people who’re in it
are troubled with troubles almost every minute.
You ought to be thankful, a whole heaping lot,
for the places and people you’re lucky you’re not.”
~ Dr. Seuss