Thursday, September 4, 2008

Is it over yet?

While I found a closer bus stop, the buses have been seriously backed up because of the buses of conventioneers (who came up with that? Makes them sound like pirates, then again, maybe appropriate) are clogging things up. No protest issues on my side of the river, just too many people burning gas.

Speaking of the people, this isn't aimed at the republicans, just um, rich convention goers in general. Even the Mary Kay ladies do stuff like this.

Seriously dude, I'm waiting for the bus, holding my toddler, to keep her from running into traffic. I'm not what you think I am, and even if I was, you need to learn how to find a look that at least fakes respect. I'm taking public transportation because I believe global warming, in doing my part for the environment, and because I'm cheap. I want to have money to send my kid to college. I'm not loitering, again, just trying to keep the kid safe. While you're at it, you, and the rest of the people at this bus stop, should consider stopping smoking, or at least holding your breath for half a block. If another one of you walks by and blows cigar smoke in my general direction, I'm go all crazy lady on you. Just ask the last old dude who triggered the momma bear in me, it isn't pretty.

So, tomorrow things should be closer to normal, still have to get all of those people out of town. I'll be driving so I can drop some stuff at work, and because the thought of having to corral an energetic toddler in heavy traffic again makes me break out in a cold sweat.


scarletvirago said...

Go, mama bear! Also, Conventioneers = pirates? Brilliant!

Rebecca said...

I ran into a few at a gas station and got the same look. I'm not sure why.

Amelia Sprout said...

Maybe they were expecting us to be in furs and carrying our recently trapped wolverines or something.

Jen said...

You still have to tell that old man in the parking lot story- maybe the re-telling will help you see the humor in it?