Buses run on limited schedules during weekends. It was drizzling a bit when I came out and the next bus was 15 minutes away. No worries. I could get a lil wet and be okay but let me walk pass this stop right here and camp at the next one, maybe it'll have a shelter. MAYBE. I'm on my way to the next stop, only to realize it was 17 minutes of a walk away.. okay, nope, not gonna do that. Cool, let me turn around and speed walk back to my original stop. Rather get a lil wet than miss this bus and have to wait another hour in this desolated area for another.. (Due to my lack of foresight to look ahead of time for the next closest stop, I now have to speed walk back to the original stop in hopes of arriving in the nick of time) So, as i'm speed walking, of course the bus is passing the stop i'm supposed to be at, and based on personal experience, there's a high chance that me not being at that stop is gonna get me left, no matter how close to the stop I may be and no matter how much I plead my case by flailing my arms for the driver to stop.
What do you do?
I stand in the way of the oncoming bus, of course.
Right in the middle of the bus's lane.
Bus driver doesn't seem to be slowing down but why back down now? (don't answer that)
He smashes the horn as he's within a few feet of me and I hold my ground until he stops. He's motioning on some "Bro, WTF" from inside and opens the door (guy could've easily drove off once I moved but anywho) then continues berating me on the possibility of the brakes failing and 1000 other ways I could've died, and how he'd be protected from liability. The guy has pretty valid points, too. I'm not mad. I say "I did what I had to do." I don't live around here and I aint trynna wait for that other bus, mane. I've been left plenty of times and watched from inside the bus, people being left for not being right at the stop. We go back and forth (my stance isn't an argumentative one, just me doing what I gotta do) and I think he even grinned at one point during my explanation but I just apologized and took a seat. Thanked him for the ride on my way off and told him not to run anyone over. He was a good sport.
Long story short: when I transferred buses, I didn't pay the fare and have no intentions of doing so.
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