I have a confession. I hate buses. I know, they are an integral component of any complete and efficient public transportation system. I don’t mind shared space, I appreciate not driving, etc. So you’d think I would like buses. Nuh uh. Can’t stand them. I would rather take three different trains than one direct bus. I would rather pay $150 and suffer TSA than take the $20 dragon express to NYC. Hate hate hate.
Maybe it was an early imprint thing. As a (very small) kid, my mother and I took a bus from Phoenix to Tuscon to see my father (temporarily working at Ft. Huachuca). In the summer. With no air conditioning. I think I am still probably a little melted around the edges, from that. Or maybe it was the school bus in Germany. Super-luxe buses (tv’s, bathrooms, etc.), but the bus driver was drunk.every.day. As in closing the doors on kids, stopping short, etc. Not really a fun way home.
Anyway, you might think I’m kidding, or trying to be funny. I’m not. Here’s just another reason to not ride the bus:
A man was stabbed to death then beheaded on a Greyhound bus in an apparent random act of violence, according to an eyewitness.
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“He calmly walked up to the front (of the bus) with (the victim’s) head in his hand and the knife and then dropped the head in front of us,” Caton said, adding he believes the suspect later returned to the back of the bus and was seen later “taunting police with the head in his hand out the window.”
Caton said the suspect appeared calm.
“What struck me, it was like he was at the beach or something,” he said.
Stay away from the buses.