A few weeks ago, maybe months even, I wrote about the bus driver who drove away from me when I was so close, so so close, I thought he must have been mis-handled as a child; which may have damaged his sense of empathy (or sympathy).
Unfortunate what our upbringing can do to us.
Today, something quite the opposite of the experience above happened to me; which means that I can disapprove my previous thesis.
Yes I can. I totally can. It’s fantastic. It’s great.
Counter Thesis: There exists bus drivers who were loved and nurtured as babies; and are therefore friendly, well adjusted, lovely people. These great servants of the people do actually step on the breaks, smile and wait for you. They smile. Yes they do.
Proof: This morning, the bus number 526 was almost driving off the bus stop when I, in my regular “just a few seconds late” tempo, came running, huffing & puffing. He saw me, literally stepped on the breaks and waited for me to huff & puff into the bus.
“good morning!!” he said, all happy
“huff & puff. wheeze. cough. good morning to you too!” I said in surprise
“It is a new day, with new challenges and surprises!” he keeps on
“wheeze. cough. sure is. sure is. A great day. Fantastic day” I say looking closely at to him to make sure that he is OK
That all the horses are home. That all the nuts are screwed on right. That he isn’t off his hook.
My “all the nuts are screwed on right” radar lights green. Seems a regular chap to me. In a good mood and kind to the core.
“Have a nice day!” he says when I got off the bus at Odenplan
Conclusion: There exists bus drivers who were not abused or neglected as children. Thank heavens for small mercies.
And I really did have a very nice day.