More Transit LosersAfter I posted a wee article about Transit Losers a month or so ago, I had a number of responses adding some favorites.
- Hermit Drivers - They pull up to their spot in a bus loop and just sit there. They don't open the door to let us in from the cold, or rain or miserable weather. No, they just sit and read the newspaper, pretend to check the seats for leftover wallets, or simply avoid eye contact until just before their scheduled departure time. At that point, they open the doors and make irritated 'Hurry up' noises as people shuffle on the bus.
- Ghost Stops - People who stand right at the bus stop, toes over the edge of the curb, expectant look on their face, right against the 'Bus Stops Here Only' sign, ostensibly waiting for the bus. But no! As the bus stops and the doors open, they furrow their brow, crumple their face into an angry 'What?!' and wave the bus off.
- Ass Stapled to the Seat - Similar to the Aisle Sitter, this loser won't get up when it's your stop. They just primly swivel their knees to one side, allowing you a generous 1/4-inch space in which to squeeze by. All the while, maintaining a petulant frown as you insult their personal space.