Well, this is turning out to be quite an eventful trip back to Waterloo. I knew something wasnâ€™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 werenâ€™t going anywhere on that bus. So actually, Iâ€™m writing this not on the bus, but in the St. Catherines terminal. Itâ€™s also here where I noticed something pretty humorous.
As soon as we were told of the bus issue and that itâ€™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 â€˜newâ€™ bus only to find out it wasnâ€™t actually our bus and they made a mistake. On the plus side, a bunch of females came off the bus, so it wasnâ€™t completely wasted time. It looked like a gymnastics team or somethingâ€¦ Yeahâ€¦
Hmmmâ€¦ where was I? Oh right, cell phones. So everyone hauled out their cell phone. Even I did. Itâ€™s actually kind of cool. Weâ€™re becoming more and more connected, no matter where we are these days.
I want our bus to get here already. Iâ€™ll write more once Iâ€™m on a bus. Iâ€™m not a big fan of writing in a notepad since Iâ€™ll have to type it up on the laptop later anyways.
Sweet, Iâ€™m finally leaving the St. Catherines terminal, at 9:10PM, a solid hour and 15 minutes late. That means Iâ€™ll roll into the UWaterloo campus around midnight. Superb. Thatâ€™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 busâ€™ back panel and realigned the hydraulics. In any case, weâ€™re on a new bus right now; Iâ€™m not sure how safe Iâ€™d feel on that other bus even if were fixed. Iâ€™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 didnâ€™t even have it bad. That mustâ€™ve been freaky.
Iâ€™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. Iâ€™m not sure why it is, but itâ€™s always around the same spot which leads me to believe itâ€™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 15.4â€ laptop isnâ€™t exactly too comfortable to try and fit onto my lap between these seats. I didnâ€™t get it today so Iâ€™m somewhat cramped right now.
So a pretty eventful night. I donâ€™t think Iâ€™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.