Monday, January 4, 2010

Bus stop shenanigans

Ahh the entertainment value of bus stops! I had never rode the bus until I moved here and I had no idea it could be so entertaining! I once saw a guy without shoes or socks, covered in blood with a huge gash bleeding on his head, walking through the rain...asking for money, yikes! I have also seen a man in too small women's jeans and a little girls tank top doing a strip tease in the aisle....its never boring.

Today I was waiting for my bus and a hispanic man came up to me and started talking to me in Spanish. He was completely oblivious to my lack of understanding, so I just let him continue. At one point he must have asked me a question because he stopped talking and looked at me, obviously waiting for a response. He then asked again (in English!) if I had a boyfriend. I said, nope but I do have a girlfriend. This was obviously a surprise to him and he responded with a five minute rant on the "evils of gay people!" Awesome. Just take the rejection and leave buddy. I didn't understand most of his rant, but what I did get out of it was that gay people cause tornadoes...he actually said that! I just sat and stared ahead of me praying for the bus to come and save me. I need to learn Spanish, I had some good arguments ready for this guy!

Oh wait, the best part is yet to come! After his rant of which I only picked out a few phrases, he ended with "Ok, so phone number?" Really?! What did he think, that I was going to say "Oh wow, I didn't know my evilness was causing tornadoes, thanks for sharing! I would love to go sleep with you as a thank you!" Come on buddy! My gasp of disgust must have gotten the message across because he shrugged his shoulders, called me evil again and walked away. Ahh, the bus stop....

11 comments:

Lynn said...

I always wondered why it got so windy when you were nearby... OMG- YOUR GAY?!

shane rocket said...

tornados huh? that is a good one.

Grgg said...

But gay people ARE evil...

oh wait, sorry, that was my father speaking. Nevermind :o)

Tina said...

The bus stop...source of inspiration, and, apparently, tornados..

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Wow - kind of hilarious that he STILL asked for your number! What a weirdo.

I see all sorts of weird things when I ride this one non-express bus that goes through Minneapolis. i see some odd, odd people and over hear very random conversations. One time a person carried on an entire conversation with herself for like 10 minutes. Bizarre - but entertaining at the same time

Heathrow's World said...

Very entertaining. I was always a bit afraid of the bus system...

dewdana said...

Were you in Miami? That sounds like the kind of wackiness I have seen here in South Florida! Fun...

crystal said...

Lynn - you better tune up your gaydar!!

Lisa - did anyone say anything to the lady talking to herself?! I once actually "sat on" a woman's imaginary friend who she proceded to complain about me with for the remainder of the ride!

MsBurb said...

Soooo...

By that logic, I guess you're attracted to mobile home parks too, huh?! (tee hee)

You're a bigger person that I braving the public transit system...although a font of ideas if writer's block looms, I'm sure!

Keep safe "out there" in mass transit land!

Cheers!

MsBurb

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LunancyGirl said...

This made me literally laugh out loud in the middle of class. I think everyone around me is now suspcious...