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  •  sounds like a diary to write. (6+ / 0-)

    You ought to diary that bus trip.  In detail.  

    I rode on Greyhound and Trailways when I was a young'un and the buses were working peoples' transport.  Never a problem.  

    Since that time, the bus system has apparently deteriorated into something that's one click above the back of a police van but without the protection of a cop behind the wheel.  

    People who drink or dope on buses, or who assault other passengers, etc. etc., need to be arrested and then put on a no-travel list that will keep them off buses and trains as well as airplanes.  If that means they can't travel at all, tough shit.  

    We have a right to insist upon a minimum standard of behavior from other humans.  If someone wants to behave like a wild animal, they can go live in the woods and howl at the moon.

    •  Two of them were thrown off the bus (6+ / 0-)

      because I stood on their ankles till the bus driver could stop and come back.  I used to be a corrections officer, LOL!  The other two retreated into the darkness...because they had all waited till it was dark and the lights turned off before offering to "help" with my back pack. When I got to the bus station at OKC, I had to have police escort me to Amtrak because the two who weren't thrown off told someone they were going to "finish up" after I left the station...the nice lady told the terminal manager.

      It was, quite simply, the trip from hell.

      Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't.

      by EdgedInBlue on Mon Nov 15, 2010 at 06:48:09 PM PST

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