Thursday, July 12, 2012

Flowers on the bus

The other day on my way to work, when I got on the B Line at Commercial-Broadway and was greeted with a most unusual sight.

The bus driver, a middle-aged woman, had a bouquet of fresh flowers tucked in beside her fare machine. I imagined her in her garden with pruners, clipping the pink roses and daisies and thinking how pleasant it would be to have something on board the bus that would shake up the usual repetitive routine.

Her brainstorm pleased a lot of passengers. In all my years of riding on transit, it was the first time I had seen such a thing.

I applaud this driver for bringing flowers aboard, not only for her own pleasure, but so that the passengers could enjoy them too.

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