2. I saw the sweetest thing today. A girl got on the bus with no money, and the driver let her on but warned her that the afternoon driver might not take her home (the girl had already said she had no money). She sat in front of me and I was reaching into my bag for a dollar to offer her for her trip home when another girl across from me reached across the aisle and gave her 4 quarters. They were obviously heading to the same high school and were obviously not running in the same circle of friends. The girl who offered the money reminded me of the oldest daughter on Modern Family. She was primping, applying lipstick, using her iphone as a mirror, cute as a button…Her gesture was so sweet. I wanted to cry. Plus I kept my dollar, but that’s not why I was touched.
3. Tonight, sitting on the bus waiting to leave the station the driver went to the back of the bus and told a group of loud(ish) teens that he would not tolerate their feet on the seats. Then he reminded them he wouldn’t tolerate their language and would drop them off if he heard it again.
4. Last week one afternoon as a young father and two young children got off the bus at the back door, the little boy (about 3 years old) YELLED at the driver, “THANKS FOR LETTING US WIDE YER BUS!! IT WAS WEALLY FUN!!” The driver hollered back, “YER WELCOME!”
5. I love Bellingham’s bus drivers. They rock!