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Overheard on the Staturday night No. 9 [Jun. 13th, 2009|11:21 pm]
Overheard in Transit

The back bench seat of the trolley bus was packed with moderately drunken young men who were enjoying themselves unfolding a giant newsprint advertisement that they had found on the bus.

Exclaimed one, "OOooo-eeee! I can just feel those corporate juices dripping down my thighs!"
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Superman (Jesus Guy) Returns! [Apr. 17th, 2007|02:12 pm]
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The other day I had gotten out of class early because it was just review. I turned on my iPod and checked the bus times at New West Station. Then I saw him, clad in the red shirt of a Staples employee.
I texted Ben (biteme2514 ) with: "OMG THE SUPERMAN JESUS GUY WORKS AT STAPLES."
I heard SJG say excuse me, but I was using the excuse of headphones and looking at my phone to ignore him.
I put my phone in my pocket and looked down towards where the 123 stop is.

HE MOVED INTO MY LINE OF SIGHT SO I COULDN'T MISS HIM. So I took an earbud out to listen to what I knew was coming.
"Can I ask your opinion on something?"
I resisted the urge to say I KNOW WHAT YOU DO. NO METAPHORS.
"What do you think of the Smurfs as a metaphor for communism?"
I stared blankly at him so maybe he'd get the hint. "Seriously?"
He said yes. I said, "Um, okay."
The bus came and I thought it would be a reprieve from the questioning, but no, I pull out my bus pass and he gets on right behind me, saying "well, if you had a lot of spare time to think about random things like politics..."
So I sit down and he sits a seat away and starts his spiel about the Smurfs being all the same. I don't feel like listening to him when I could be listening to my music so I say, "I'm not sure I want to discuss this. Sorry." I may have sounded kinda rude but there are very few times when I feel like talking to random people on transit.
I text Ben with "OMG SUPERMAN JESUS GUY TALKED TO ME ABOUT SMURFS!" and try to keep a straight face the rest of the ride.
...and then he got off at my stop. But he seemed to purposely go ahead of me, which I was okay with except for it making me have to slow my pace. Some people are odd.

Exception: The guy I met at 22nd Street Station at like midnight when I was with several guy friends. He was friendly, our age, and was fun to talk to. I should have gotten his MSN or something lol.
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For every bus there's an asshole... or two... [Jan. 9th, 2007|04:43 pm]
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Guy 1: "It takes a long time to smash a window with someone's head."
Guy 2: "Yeah! It's all cushiony and you can hear the jelly of the brain going [insert badly-done squishing sound effect]."

These guys had gotten on the bus at New West Station and proceeded to block the back door and badmouth bus drivers. Loudly. I hate people sometimes.
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People should never discuss religion on Skytrains [Nov. 15th, 2006|01:42 pm]
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Okay. I'll set the scene for you.
Me and my friend Ben biteme2514 are coming home from North Van. We're minding our own business when this guy who looks slightly like my chem lab partner gets on the train. There's a girl in front of us sitting on her own, and the guy sits in front of her.
I'm watching him, cuz it looks like he's about to talk to her.
And he does.

"Excuse me, could I ask your opinion on something?"
I was expecting ANYTHING but this...Collapse )
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