Early this morning I saw a colleague and friend in the hallway at work, so I made conversation by asking her about her commute in. (The roads were a little icy in some areas of the city; and when the weather becomes poor, traffic can get quite ugly very quickly.) I then remembered that she takes the bus in to work, so I asked her if she had an uneventful ride. (She has reported many crazy, wild, funny, wacky stories from her bus route over this past year.) She replied that being on the bus today was very easy; and that she likes riding the bus most days anyway, largely because she gets to read during her trip to and from work.
She then shared, “I think of riding the bus as having a driver. I just wish all of the other people would get out of my car.”
Her matter-of-fact expression contrasted beautifully with the humor of that statement; and I laughed. An authentic, witty smile-worthy comment before 7 am; what a terrific way to begin the day.