Transit WinnersI have received a number of additional items to add to the Transit Loser list, but today was a good day for Vancouver Transit.
As the bus pulled up, I noticed the guy in the driver's seat looked familiar: big white beard, large belly and red suit. Santa!
I was one of the first people on the bus (I know how to stand in line, thanks) and once I found my seat, I watched as the rest of the people got on the bus. It was remarkable to see how many people smiled. Many said "Hi, Santa!" or looked up and paused with a suprised look after rummaging around in their purse or pocket for change.
The mood on the bus was certainly cheery as the bus drove on, almost like it was a charter and we were all going to the same place.
Each stop was fun, people would look up as the bus arrived and their face would change from that urban emotionlessness to one of recognition.
It was fun.