Just Reboot

Last week. 11pm. Bus #1044 on the Ossington South.

The kind of adorably awkward girl who’s pretty confident until she’s put in a spotlight was trying to exit the bus, and the door jammed.  There was a pretty long span of moments back and forth between her and the bus-driver, and a whole lot of everyone-on-the-bus-wondering-when-she’d-go-to-the-front looks. And then she did…. then she got off the bus and the bus stopped working.

Lights off. Bus off. Silence.
Lights on. Bus trying to start.
Lights off. Bus off. I giggle. The cute nose-ringed boy in the corduroy jacket catches my giggle and smiles.
Lights on. Bus trying to start.
Lights off. Bus off.

We wait.

Lights on. Bus trying to start. I let out a loud guffaw, and the cute nose-ringed boy in the corduroy jacket laughs with me. The bus riders start to acknowledge each other as they realize how ridiculous this situation is.  It happens one more time, and I say to the cute nose-ringed boy “This feels like a really indie commercial about Mac vs. PC… something about not having to reboot!” We laugh.

The bus starts. We travel south. Cute boy and I both get out at Dundas and go our separate ways. I giggle most of my way home.

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1 comment
  1. Gramps said:

    that’s a nice story. i like imagining it. what do you think every happened to cute nose-ring boy. by the way, that seems to me to be a contradiction in terms.

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