People amaze me sometimes and sometimes they amaze twice in the same encounter!
In the land of my birth there is an express bus that I used to ride.
One rainy night led to an interesting experience.
It was dark and raining and we are on the freeway with headlights and rear lights all around us.
The driver kept the lights in the front section of the bus off, so anyone, like me, in the front, couldn't while away our time reading on the ride home.
He was able to see better that way. Makes sense to me.
Anyway, the guy across from me got up and asks the driver, by name, to turn on the lights so he can read. The driver says no, because it would hamper his vision.
The passenger had a fit and said that he was told if a passenger asks for lights the driver must turn them on. The driver says no lights, and that's final.
As the passenger started to get threatening I told him to quit whining, sit down and count his blessings that, unlike some folks, he can afford to ride this bus everyday. 30 minutes in the dark is a small price to pay.
He gave me a LOOK and sat down and the driver smiled his thanks at me.
30 minutes later we arrive at the passengers stop and as he got off he meekly offers a "no hard feelings" and the driver responds by explaining again why he had to say no.
As we got underway again I looked at the driver and said: Well, I'll be, the guy turns out to be smarter than he appeared to be after all!
Of course it DID take him 30 minutes to wise up. ;-D
Everyone laughed and the driver leaned over and shook my hand. ;-D
Let this story be advanced warning that I, The Mad Macedonian, am out and about dear reader (On foot, on my bike and on the bus.) and you never know if I might be witness to, or participant in, something you say or do, anytime, anywhere...
So, watch this column, to be called “I See and Hear...People.” ;-D