Sunday, May 15, 2011


Mr. "pop me up a transfer" got on my bus a week later. Same 12B...bus goes to the same place it did before. He was annoying other customers for a while. One guy even got up and moved to the peanut seat (next to the front door). He looked at me as if to say "what's up with that guy?". I just kind of shrugged my shoulders and shook my head.

The jerk proceeded to move to the seat next to the peanut seat guy. Then he asked me "So, ya gonna pop me up a transfer?" I said "No, sir. I'm not." He said "I think we've been through this before." I replied "Yes, we have. So you already know this is a 12B and I don't go to the apartments." He kept being annoying and I was doing my best to just ignore him. I was tapping my fingers on the steering wheel. Then he got sarcastic. "Ooooooo, stressful. What a stressful job you have. Just sooooo stressful!" I said "No, not at all. 99 out of 100 people on this bus are great! The other 1....well, I know what kind of person I'm dealing with. I choose not to let their issues become mine. Life is good." He didn't seem to like that so he switched seats.

I couldn't help but notice, as he was exiting my bus later and mumbling something at me...he got off on 9th! That's where all the bars are! Coincidence? I think not. It explains everything. He was angry because I wouldn't give him a transfer so he'd have another 2 and a half hours to get his drink on. Alcoholics get angry when you mess with their drinking!

I couldn't wait. The first chance I got, I told my manager about this latest situation. I was GLAD I didn't give him a transfer the first time! He was just playing me for extra time. He knew all along that the 12B didn't go to the apartments. What a jerk!


Anonymous purse holder said...

hey red.. how's it going.. long time no see. well i will be in st. cloud for the roadeo in july. can't wait to see you all again. wife will be with though.. lol sry i forgot what your website was until i looked at last years state pics. the it all came back to me. just wanted to stop and say hi and will see you later

6:45 AM  
Blogger Jeanne Ree said...

Tee shirts - ??? Just an english speaking american girl here. Hope you enjoy the blog!

Purse holder - WOO HOOOOO! Can't wait to see you! I got the good room....jacuzzi n fireplace. Should be a good time. Trying to find fun stuff to do. Not much luck so far. No casino. :( Think your wife will go to strip club with us? When u gonna b there? We are going thursday - sunday. See you soon!

9:55 PM  
Blogger Jeanne Ree said...

FYI - Deleted comment from some guy trying to advertise here. That's not what my blog is for. Please ignore any further posts from people trying to sell stuff. I do not condone or appreciate that on my site. Thanks.

10:05 PM  
Blogger Madrias said...

I don't blame you for shooting down advertisers. Some days I'd like to pin them to the tree I use for target practice.

As for the drunk on your bus, makes me feel sorry for the bartender considering he's probably not all that nice to them either if he'll backtalk the person driving a 10-ton (just guessing) piece of equipment.

2:22 AM  
Anonymous John Charles Wilson said...

I remember a T-shirt that said, "Instant idiot, just add alcohol!" There are so many people that should be mandated by law to wear such a shirt....

Oh, and if you think bad bus riders only exist in the Twin Cities, Google "Winnipeg Bus Stories"... that and hockey disprove the theory that Canada is a nonviolent society....

1:36 PM  
Blogger J M said...

Stupid question, but is the peanut seat the one right next to the front door on any bus, or the single fold up one after the bench (that's over the front wheel) on the Phantoms?

Either way I keep getting the image in my head of Mr. Peanut sitting on the bus with his big top hat :-)

9:39 PM  
Blogger Jeanne Ree said...

Madrias - I just wouldn't serve him. He didn't need drinks on top of a nasty attitude. That's how problems start!

John - and some should just say "idiot"...short, sweet and to the point!

Transitcam - yep- the one next to the door. The strangest people seem to gravitate toward that seat!

Thanks for sticking with me!!

5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful, have you joined the Tea Party gang ?


7:21 PM  
Blogger Jeanne Ree said...

Anon - I am politically a party of one.

1:18 AM  

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