Why do bus stops attract crazy people?
Can anyone answer this for me? Now, being a seasoned commuter and non-driver, I feel like I have enough quantitative evidence to prove that crazy people like chillin’ out at bus stops. Also…they always talk to me. Yesterday this woman repeatedly asked me “Will there be a 145 soon?” “Will there be a 145 soon?” “Will there be a 145 soon?”. You get the idea. First I answered, “eh, yea, they’re pretty frequent”. After the 3rd time I switched tactics to, “eh, I’m not sure to be honest” and after the 20th time I decided to be immersed in my ipod’s playlists. Subsequently a 145 came…and I was glad to be waiting for the 46A.
Another time, this old lady wearing a fur coat and pushing an empty pushchair was at the stop. She tried to get on the bus but had a big row with the driver and was kicked off. As she waited for another bus with me, she proceeded to give out about the bus driver callin him “racist” even though he and she were both the same colour. Then she asked me for change, which I did not have. Then she asked if I was “racist” (..yea I’m serious). Again, I decided to be immersed in my iPod’s playlists. The bus came, I got on, paid my fare and somehow – she was let on for FREE.
Do crazy people ride free on Dublin Bus these days?!
The most reasonable answer to my original question is that crazy people aren’t allowed to drive. The constant talking to themselves and complaining of racism might be a distraction from the road. Therefore they chill at bus stops.
..perhaps the question is: Why do I attract crazy people?
Damnit. I need to start driving.