Commuting

 

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Trifextra: Week Seventy-Nine

Photo prompt for this weekend

My entry is based off of actual text messages sent on my adventures commuting by bus in Houston over the last two years.

 

Bus Trials

Bus only lane on highway in Korea (taken at Si...

Bus only lane on highway in Korea (taken at Singal JC, Gyeongbu Expressway, Korea) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

PM      19-Jun Hurry up bus before the next wave of rain gets here!

 

PM      19-Jun Trying to catch a break and get the bus during a lull in the storm. Don’t wanna end up soaked again.

 

PM      19-Jun Rain came before the bus, but finally made it on.

 

PM      19-Jun On the bus, out of the rain, but it stopped 1 stop down, haven’t gone anywhere, no clue, bus seems to be running.

 

PM      19-Jun Bus was broke. Thanks for the heads up driver. I abandoned ship with the rest of the inpatients.

 

AM     20-Jun Happy summer!

 

PM      25-Jun Hello summer! Nothing like waiting for the bus when it is over 100 and humid. Def an ozone orange day today.

 

AM     26-Jun Oh, please don’t let me disturb you guy sleeping next to me on the bus. Just stretch out and take all the room.

 

PM     26-Jun Already 105. HOTT!

 

PM      26-Jun Jogging to catch the bus when the current air quality I’d red not the best of ideas, but it beats waiting in 110+ temps for the next bus.

 

PM      12-Jul  Made it to the bus despite the flooding, but the bus can’t seem to make it to the highway. Too many flashing lights ahead.

 

PM      12-Jul  I swear if I don’t get off this bus soon I’m going to be sick.

 

PM      17-Jul  Well the radar at my desk showed a break I’m the storm; it lied…

 

PM      31-Jul  Oh, why do you torment me so…

 

PM      31-Jul  3Rd bus with no seats what’s the deal! I’m dying in the heat

 

PM      31-Jul  Fourth time is the charm, must be traffic or everyone worked late.

 

PM      2-Aug  Third time’s the charm on the buses today. Only had to wait an hour in 100 degree weather and walk up 6 streets to find a less long line.

 

PM      2-Aug  Great waited all that time for a bus and got in a wreck. Yes were the ones pulled over at the Pkwy.

 

PM      2-Aug  Maybe we’ll get home today…

 

PM      2-Aug  The police have arrived!

 

PM      2-Aug  More police on the scene…

 

PM      2-Aug  back on the bus, the police want our info, they’re moving it’s to the office depot parking lot

 

PM      2-Aug  Finally off the bus and headed back to my car.

 

PM      6-Aug  And the bus trials continue… Bus hit something in the road, awful noise, burning rubber, and we’re broke down in the HOV.

 

PM      6-Aug  Made it onto another bus, headed to the PnR.

 

PM      6-Aug  The bus hit a tire from another vehicle. Not much room to avoid it in the HOV.

 

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Write on Wednesdays from StoryADay.com

 

[Writing Prompt] Transport Yourself:

 

Write A Story That Features A Mode of Transportation You Have Used So Often You Take It For Granted.

 

My story is a little different today in that I’ve gathered some tweets that I made wile riding the bus last summer when nothing seemed to go right and put them in for you tale. Names have been changed to protect the innocent 🙂

 

Love At First Sight

Do you believe in love at first sight?

Well, I didn’t until yesterday when I was on the bus ride home and this great looking guy sat down next to me and start chatting me up.

We talked about everything under the sun, like we had known each other for years, until I looked up and noticed the bus was empty and I had missed my stop.

He offered to get me a cab when we got off at the last stop and we exchanged numbers.

He called me later that night to make sure I got home okay and to schedule a date for Friday night.

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Lillie McFerrin Writes

Federal Bus Tourist Act

“Get set to see the Grand Canyon sights. Please sit back and use your seat belts. This safety policy is in accordance with the Federal Bus Tourist Act. Failing to follow instructions from the attendants violates this act. Notice the emergency exit windows and roof exit with red levers. In the event of an accident or emergency, pull down on the red levers and push out. Please remain together, safely near the bus.

We have a variety products for purchase on the bus, cash only.

Ride Canyon Transportation and beat the heat. We hope you are satisfied with the tour.”

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Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #303

100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#75

Ok, not really the people in the picture as the prompt asked, but I’ve been looking at taking a bus from Vegas to the Grand Canyon on a short vacation. I since I commute by bus most everyday, including having been in a bus wreck, I could have really gone on more than 100 words. Perhaps another day…