My first encounter with a public transport bus,
was at the ripe old age of 25 in London.
I purchased a 15-day bus pass to move around the U.K.
With my bus pass in hand I hopped aboard
the first bus that came along.
Yes, it was a red double decker bus.
How many of my readers saw or remember
the English TV show,
‘On the Buses’?
Very briefly for those who have not seen the show.
It is about an English bus driver who always seems
to be upsetting/crossing the conductor,
who, in turn, readily points out in no uncertain
terms the driver’s indiscretions.
So here is a weary Woolly sitting in the middle
of the back row on top of red DD bus.
Conductor approaches for ticket,
takes one look at my pass and then proceeds
to deliver a tirade during which he points
out that I was on a RED Bus with a GREEN Bus pass.
My mind raced quickly to many similar scenes
from On the Buses and I spent that five minutes or so,
desperately not trying to burst out laughing.