Saturday, February 7, 2009

Nods and Smiles

I was stepping off the sidewalk to cross the road, and I heard the great roaring purr of its motor.

"Hallelujah, the buses are back!" I rejoiced silently.

I looked up at the bus driver, flashed her a smile, she responded with a friendly nod*, and we both raised our hand and waved at each other at the same time.


*There was little ill-will toward the strikers, who received nods and smiles from their customers. "And nods and smiles were returned," the Citizen said. "A very different strike in 1919"

3 comments:

XUP said...

That's good to know. I found people to be a little less chatty with drivers than usual, but certainly no one was rude.

Woodsy said...

XUP, I am glad to hear that.

raino said...

i think for the most part, the public is understanding of what's went on and really happy things are getting back to normal, finally. it was a long long haul.


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