This morning I had to come to work on the bus, taking the same one as Number One Son who now goes to school in Canterbury.
We were among the first to get on the bus, and as we travelled he told me about some of the regulars as they came aboard.
Bluetooth Woman - pushes her way onto the bus and then has "private" phone conversations via her ear-piece. Everyone on the bus knows all about her private life. They also hear her complain that the bus is arriving after 8am. Funny, that. It is SUPPOSED to arrive after 8am - if she really wants to arrive BEFORE 8am she should get an earlier bus!
Bad Parent Woman - wants people to feel sorry for her because her children are out of control. Her conversation is punctuated with her telling her poor kids to "f-ing shut up" or "f-ing sit down".
iPod Kid - the kid who wants everyone on the bus to hear how bad his taste in "music" is.
Annoying Businessman - the guy in the expensive suit who seems to have lost his driving license for drink-driving and now has to travel with normal people.
Judgemental Kid That No One Will Sit With - the one who sits at the back, watching everyone else with a very serious expression on his face. People will stand for half an hour rather than sit next to or opposite him. Oh, this is Number One Son! He likes the space that this effect gives him.
We had a great trip - certainly the most enjoyable bus ride to work I have ever had...