Monday, August 11, 2008

When the bus breaks down

I finished my eight hours of digging at 2:30, quite ready to start the trip home. To my dismay some 25 people were standing in the sun at my bus stop next to their bus, which had just broken down. It was 32C in the shade, of which there was none.
When the next bus came it was already full, but somehow all the stranded passengers managed to squeeze inside. Except me. I preferred to hang around and watch as the Egged repair bus arrived and the two mechanics started working on the dead bus. They really wondered what this fool was doing taking pictures. I was secretly hoping the red bus would have to tow the green one. That would have been a dramatic photo.

11 comments:

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

That would have been a great photo, Dina! But after 8 hours of digging, and no bus! ugh!

Kay said...

Hmmm.... I hope you didn't get home too late.

Rambling Woods said...

You have a way of looking at things for what is interesting instead of what is bad...good trait Dina...

Donna said...

Oh Goodness! Sorry you had to wait out in that heat!!hughugs

the donG said...

this also happened when i traveled north of manila by bus. we were two hours late.

tipper said...

You are the best-after 8hrs of digging-you're willing to wait on a good photo for all of us!

Louise said...

You are funny! And happy. Turn an irritating, annoying situation into an opportunity and even have secret hopes for it! Nice post!

Suzanne said...

I dont blame you for waiting for another bus. I would hate a crowded bus I get claustphobic.

JC said...

Dina, I'm amazed that you can think of taking pictures after 8 hours of digging. I don't know what 32C is in degrees but I know it is hot.

Shimmy Mom said...

What patience you have. I hope you made it home before dark!*hugs*

Kris said...

It doesn’t sound like the sort of day to be standing in the sun!