minus 10 years
I’m not entirely sure how it happened, but my usual morning commute took a weird turn this morning. I somehow ended up on a public bus that was just servicing the local high school.
I had to get to work a little earlier than usual, so did take my regular bus at an irregular time. But the route number was the same, so I climbed aboard the bus, only to find it full of high school kids.
Hmmm…. I thought. This isn’t the way the bus usually looks. Usually there are lots of old people and a couple people my age in suits. Weird. But this is kind of early, so maybe this is the time that the kids take the bus to school. Wait a minute. This isn’t the usual route. Hmmm…. we just blew past Harvard Square. Where are we going? Are we actually going TO the high school? Put the book away, Anna. Pay attention.
The bus pulled up next door to the public high school and everyone on the bus flooded out. After it emptied, I walked up to the front and asked the driver if we was looping back to Harvard Square, or if this was the end of the line.
He laughed and said, “This is usually my last stop at this time, but I have to go to Harvard anyways for my next route. You can ride along.” I thanked him, and he said, “You know, when you got on the bus, I was wondering if I should say something about this being the high school bus… but then I thought that you looked like a high school student.”
I’ve been thinking about this all morning. Do I really pass for 18? I mean, I’m 28! I have smile lines around my eyes! But maybe this is a good thing? I can’t decide.
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