This is the post about the caped bus rider that I mentioned last night. It was originally published on December 1, 2006, and it illustrates my favorite things to post about: the crazies one stumbles across each and every day.
A man wearing a cape boarded the 151 at the stop right after mine. He proceeded to stand creepily close to me the entire time, despite the wide availability of seating. He also had buttons with pictures of Wonder Woman, a large black zippered glove on his left hand, and a hairstyle that I cannot even begin to describe, but the most notable thing about him was his cape. People wearing capes really should not be permitted to use public transportation; it makes the non-cape-wearers uneasy.
On a semi-related (having to do with buses) note, I realized my UPass expires on December 22. This made me sad. Then, however, I remembered a movie quote: “Tickets? Since when did they start charging to ride the bus? Didn’t we use to ride that sh*t to school every morning for free?” Then I laughed out loud.
Then I was embarrassed because, suddenly, who’s crazier? The guy wearing the cape or the girl laughing for no apparent reason?
Kudos if you know what movie that line is from. (Googling is cheating.)