“Excuse me? Have you done this before? Most people text so we don’t have to hear them talk,” Said a man sitting behind me on the bus to the woman next to me, who was talking on her phone.
I was a little surprised he had the audacity to interrupt her personal phone call, basically to tell her to hang up. Do we have the right to request complete silence from strangers in public? In public, during the day no less. Some notes: The bus ride was at 6 in the evening, only an hour, she had been on the phone for maybe five minutes, music was playing, and others were talking just as loudly to each other.
I understand there are limits. If this woman was yapping away during the two and a half hour bus ride from midnight to 2:30 a.m. after we had all been on a train for four hours, yes, I would understand someone asking her to politely hang up the phone. But who died and made this man the king of the bus from Sacramento to Stockton?
Maybe I am just too polite, but people seem to be forgetting their manners when they walk out of the door in the morning.
The best part was her response: “You cannot text to a house phone.”
It was then that I forgave her for sitting next to me, on a half empty bus, while eating a Big Mac.
Speaking of manners, is this not the most prim and proper dress you ever did see? What am I doing wearing such a lady like dress?
Sometimes I like dressing like a girl.
Or a nun, as someone at work called me.
“Actually, she looks like Madeline,” He was then corrected.
I feel like I am writing a story with all these quotes.
Now prepare for photo overload.
Little tidbit: I would love to write a children’s book one day. I don’t have the story, theme, or plot in mind, but dammit, I will do it one day.
Also, I am willing fall to hit California. I am willing it to come by wearing hats, denim jackets, and necessary socks.
All photos credit of Ugly Mug Photography
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