Friday, March 27, 2009

This is why you should always wear a helmet.

Gary Busey rode my bus today. He needed to get from RTP to Rex Hospital. The driver suggested he could walk from the District Drive Park and Ride...okaaaaay. It's POURING out, with tornado warnings, oh and there are no sidewalks on a very congested road. She also suggested he ride to Moore Square and catch the Number 4. I agreed. He asked me at one point how far Rex was from the Park and Ride. I guessed about a mile or so, but suggested that today wasn't the best day to try that out. He then started to talk to the bus driver. He commended Robin on how well she handled the brakes and how well she could steer. I think she was touched he noticed. He went on to explain that he had been riding the Triangle Transit buses for A WHOLE WEEK so he really knows what he's talking about. An expert indeed. He announced that he was very unhappy with most of Robin's colleagues and that they really don't know how to drive. When my stop arrived, he thanked me for keeping him alive and dry.

7 comments:

Kathy B! said...

What the heck is he doing randomly driving around the Triangle on buses?! Inquiring minds need to know these things. You shoulda pumped him for the scoop and sold your story!

FoxyMoron said...

LOL.

I remember being in the old co op here one time and a guy walks in wearing a bike helmet (pushbike) and I said to Kate "wonder why he is wearing that helmet inside the shop?" Her reply "In case he falls over". Better to be safe than sorry I say.

Emily said...

This is the best story ever. Gary Busey is insane. I would love to meet him, yet I'd be scared at the same time..he's nuts!!!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Yikes! Gary Busey is one person that truly looks and seems scary. What is he doing riding the bus? Wish you had pictures. :)

ladyfi said...

LOL - and so polite with it...

Kristina P. said...

Meg, haven't heard from you in a while! Hope all is well.

Rae said...

OK, GARY BUSEY? That is just too funny.