Monday, April 2, 2012

"B- Backseat Bobblehead"


22 comments:

  1. I know what you mean! Very true, I think there's some variation of these people on all busses.

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  2. I think you need headphones! Drown out the other passengers.
    Funny post.
    Heather

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  3. I'm with Heather, headphones would be great. But it sounds like a very creative time for you as well.
    Karen

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  4. what a great post, very funny. I however love traveling on the bus, which is why o probably have never though about learning to drive.
    I used to get a lot of my characters from observing people on the bus.

    I once wrote a short piece about an old guy who lived in spain, was a cheater, and murdered his wife, all from a guy on a bus.

    oh and hello from a fellow a2z'er
    Ill be looing forward to reading your next posts.

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  5. Very funny piece!

    I must admit...I miss living in a big city and watching all the crazy people go by. I use to live in Philly so you can imagine some of the awesomely disturbing things I saw.

    Ro @ Eat Live Move

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  6. *giggles* I sort of like the anonymity of these rides. Public transportation in particular--a nice chance to people watch from my own quiet corner of the bus.

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  7. I'm not a big bus person, only because our town is small and there's no need. I, however, have been on busses where it's been a little creepy :)

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  8. Ha! People watching is great no matter if you're on the bus or not. Just be glad you don't have to do a cross country bus ride. OH...just think of the toilets!

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  9. Love this post! So many interesting characters for sure, and it sounds like the start of a funny novel :)
    Great A-Z post!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  10. It's probably more amusing than just watching the road though!

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  11. yes it does sound like the start of a great novel or even a cool play--loved it--made me think of riding the school bus all those years ago and your little hula girl reminded me of my son's dashboard --thanks

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  12. I never thought riding on a bus was like a bobblehead but yes, it's like that, isn't it. Those poor real bobbleheads who wish they were back in Hawaii.

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  13. I'm always the one driving (as I do lots of road trips) so an opportunity just to watch as a passenger is wonderful.

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  14. So enjoyable! And funny. I always try making math problems out of the phone numbers... end up memorzing the number.. and become tempted to call later.

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  15. We are down to 1 vehicle, mine died so I am forced to ride public transit since hubby travels 80-90 miles away for work. I will be so happy when I can get my own vehicle- again! Until then, I have to depend on the bus or the cab which is an adventure everyday. Most that ride the same bus are everyday people. I often wonder if they just ride all day for giggles. :)

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  16. Some great story material there. I wonder what the other riders are thinking?

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  17. My husband and I used to take public transportation quite a bit in San Diego so we didn't have to worry about parking.

    The most memorable experience was taking the trolley from San Diego to Tijuana. I'm not sure if the trolley or Tijauana cab was worse. It was a once in a lifetime experience. I will never ever do that again.

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  18. I live in a small town so we don't use public transportation but I can imagine that awkward feeling, like strangers in an elevator, but longer :0

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  19. So descriptive. I was there and I could smell the stale, the urine.... yuk is right.

    I haven't seen one of those hula girls in the back of cars for some time. I always think the big fuzzy dice also go with it, dangling on the front. Great post.

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  20. This is really funny.
    I am always in the front seat, driving or not. Got to keep my husband awake!

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  21. I can't stand it when someone on the bus is smelly. And they always come and sit in front of me. I also can't bear the smell of people's heads when they sit in front of me (only the unclean heads of course!). I mostly walk - the bus makes me gag on a regular basis! Ew! (My bus route goes through some dodgy areas!)LindaK

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  22. I really hate it when somebody sits next to me on a bus when there are a tonne of available seats, it's like an invasion of my sacred privacy! :)

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