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"


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.