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  •  "Harold, you are not getting paid!" (4+ / 0-)

    If you drive a car, you miss out on all the fun.  Here's my favorite bus story, from the New York Times Metropolitan Diary, 14 May 2001:

    I am a bus person, and an experience like this is one reason why.

    On a recent ride, a passenger was screaming into his cell phone, obviously enraged at the person on the other end. His voice got louder and more abusive with each exchange: ''If I told you once, I told you a million times, Harold, you are not getting paid! You're not listening. I said, 'Harold, you are not getting paid' -- I don't care for your opinion, Harold, you are not getting paid!''

    This went on and on to everyone's annoyance. Suddenly a man standing near the front entrance raised both his arms, and, using his umbrella, mimicked an orchestra conductor. ''Everyone!'' he shouted on the downbeat, and we all yelled, in perfect unison, ''Harold, you are not getting paid!'' The passenger with the phone shut up, stood up and left at the next stop.

    Better to hide your tax returns and be thought a crook than to release them and remove all doubt. [Adapted from Abraham Lincoln]

    by Caelian on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 10:35:42 AM PST

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