Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Nah nah nah nah hey hey...goooood bye!

Today is the last day I am riding the bus. I am out of passes, so rather than spend the money, I am just going to drive the next two days.

I am sad that I will not be riding the Triangle Transit buses regularly anymore. I will miss my bus drivers and the wacky passengers that have become a beloved part of my routine. I will continue to ride the bus around town but it will not be the same.

Today I am wearing a short denim skirt under which my knee brace is quite visible. Amy Number One was chatting with me this morning, asking if I ate yogurt last Tuesday. She noticed the brace on my knee and asked me what it was. I told her I had to wear it because I got hurt. She wanted to know when it would get better. I told after I had surgery next week. She looked positively terrified, to which I responded with, "it's okay. It is very easy to fix and I will be back on my feet in no time." We talked more and she wanted to know if I would be there on Friday. I finally told her that today was the last day I would be riding the bus. She looked very sad. I told her I would miss her very much. She asked me if I would be here next week. I again explained I would not. I told her why. In retrospect, I should have told her I am going back to school rather than my job is ending. She was quiet for a moment and then said, "I am sad because I am going to miss you, Meg." She asked me if I would come back and visit. I just might do that.


Kristina P. said...

I had no idea you even had a car!

Kathy B! said...

This is very sweet, Meg. I hope you'll go back and visit her.

What day is your surgery again?

3 Bay B Chicks said...

This is such a heartfelt post, Meg. I found myself tearing up a bit at the end. Seriously. The fact that Amy #1 was so sad at the thought of you not riding the bus, made me a bit sad.

Honestly, the kindness of strangers goes a long way. You did good here.


PS: You sew too? I'm impressed!

Meg said...

You know, it's funny. The hardest part about my job ending is telling two people, Amy and one of my boss's 7 year old son. They don't know how to tell him and punked out last night. He'll come in today and I'm going to tell him I'm going to college.

After I told Amy, I felt like a total jerk.

PS. I do sew. Maybe I'll post pictures this summer.

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FoxyMoron said...

I got teary too Meg. I will miss your bus tales very much especially Amy and Amy.

But I am loving your kitchen blog and you can't escape me... I know the URL. :)

Thanks for all the great posts about the bus trips.

Cellar Door said...

Awe... but my question for you is, did you eat yogurt last Tuesday or not?

CailinMarie said...

awe! gotta like that you'll be missed on the bus.

Debbie said...

What a sweet, sweet story. We will all miss your bus tales.