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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Scary buses

Well, not really. For me least. Here’s a letter from a frightened citizen to 20minutes.

Reckless buses

The 4th of February at night, when we were driving on Aragon street, a bus, instead of driving in the bus lane, invaded the lane next to where we were driving.

What a surprise I had when I realized the driver was talking on his cell phone. On top of that, he smiled ironically and blew us a kiss in a disparaging manner when he realized we had seen him.

Autobuses temerarios
Y. B. Publicada el 15.02.2006

El 4 de febrero por la noche, cuando circulábamos por la C/Aragón, un autobús, en lugar de circular por su carril bus, invadió parte del carril contiguo por el que circulábamos.

Cuál fue mi sorpresa al comprobar que el conductor estaba hablando por su teléfono móvil. Para colmo, sonrió irónicamente y nos envió un beso de forma despectiva al comprobar que le habíamos visto.

This reckless bus driver might be a close cousin of the 34 line guy, who the other day had an interesting chat with a fellow off-duty bus driver about P2P downloading techniques - while recklessly driving. Incredible, this criminal behavior!

Another observation I made yesterday, and completely off topic, was this 60 year-old cigar-smoking guy playing a slot machine. Very common bar scenery here, by the way. So, the guy’s cell phone went off with a Madonna ringtone. Not just that, it sounded like he actually recorded the song, meaning this abuelo has Madonna’s latest CD, and made the conscious decision to pick the right track, adjust the volume, etc. etc.

That’s just wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Does he think he’s going to pick up chicks with his Madonna ringtone, with his latest 3GSM celly cell and his thrift store suit?