Not All Bus Seats Are Created Equal

Well, this is turning out to be quite an eventful trip back to Waterloo. I knew something wasn’t right the instant the bus pulled into the terminal with like a 25 degree list to the left. After getting on the bus, we were told the (fairly) obvious: we weren’t going anywhere on that bus. So actually, I’m writing this not on the bus, but in the St. Catherines terminal. It’s also here where I noticed something pretty humorous.

As soon as we were told of the bus issue and that it’d be a while until a replacement bus could get here, there was a seemingly collective retrieval of cell phones from pockets to tell loved ones what was going on. It was so automatic.

Oh, just got up to go to the ‘new’ bus only to find out it wasn’t actually our bus and they made a mistake. On the plus side, a bunch of females came off the bus, so it wasn’t completely wasted time. It looked like a gymnastics team or something… Yeah…

Hmmm… where was I? Oh right, cell phones. So everyone hauled out their cell phone. Even I did. It’s actually kind of cool. We’re becoming more and more connected, no matter where we are these days.

I want our bus to get here already. I’ll write more once I’m on a bus. I’m not a big fan of writing in a notepad since I’ll have to type it up on the laptop later anyways.

Sweet, I’m finally leaving the St. Catherines terminal, at 9:10PM, a solid hour and 15 minutes late. That means I’ll roll into the UWaterloo campus around midnight. Superb. That’s exactly what I need to start off my week. The funniest part is some guy from the Niagara Region transit pushed a button in the bus’ back panel and realigned the hydraulics. In any case, we’re on a new bus right now; I’m not sure how safe I’d feel on that other bus even if were fixed. I’d definitely rather it went into the shop and got checked over. Hey, I talked to a guy to rode in on that tilted bus from Niagara Falls to St. Catherines so I didn’t even have it bad. That must’ve been freaky.

I’ll let you in on a little secret. In each of these buses, there are usually two seats with way more leg room than the rest. I’m not sure why it is, but it’s always around the same spot which leads me to believe it’s for some bus function. Anyways, I always try to get that seat since it gives me more room to spread out and type on my laptop. A 15.4” laptop isn’t exactly too comfortable to try and fit onto my lap between these seats. I didn’t get it today so I’m somewhat cramped right now.

So a pretty eventful night. I don’t think I’ve ever been delayed this long by anything short of a plane. I took some pictures of the bus so you’ll see what it looked like, but I’m too tired/lazy to post it up right now, so I’ll do that tomorrow when I get a chance.



5 Replies to “Not All Bus Seats Are Created Equal”

  1. pffft…an hour and a half. Try three days:P Nah I know what you mean, bus delays are a pain! It’s kind of funny because I was actually planning to do a post on cell phones in the near future. I personally don’t like them. I use mine a little too much, I am starting to ween myself off them now. I just don’t know if I want to be able to be gotten a hold of every minute of the day.

  2. I know this is a post about buses… but you guys are talking about cell phones so I might as well join in on that…

    We call them “mobiles” by the way, and they all think that “cell phone” sounds gay. I use mine too much now. I was doing all right and not wasting too much of my money on it, but I can tell that I’m getting a little bit attached. I’m hoping that once I get to C-town I’ll remember how there was little or no need for one there…

  3. Well, I think ‘mobiles’ sounds stupid. 😛 But they are so easy to spend money on. I was thinking, ooo, I can get unlimited text messaging and mini-browser, and and and.

    I keep telling myself I don’t use it enough to warrant spending any more than I (parents) already do.

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