Bored bus driver: This is Eldar Avenue. Next stop is Kissena boulevard, and for those of you wearing headphones: blah blah blabbity blah.
Overheard by: Carolyn S
Animated BoltBus driver: If you’re talking on your BlackBerry, your strawberry, or to Halle Berry… Well, in that case, let me know…
Bus driver: Ladies and gentlemen, please continue moving to the rear end of the bus. The sooner you move, the sooner we move. Thank you for your cooperation. (long pause) Those who are cooperating… ladies and gentlemen, please step in. Watch the closing door. It’s about to close riiiiight now.
–101 Bus, Harlem
Bus driver: Now the road may get a bit bumpy. Just keep in mind it’s not my fault, it’s not the bus’s fault, it’s the asphalt.
–Port Authority Bus Terminal
Bus driver: On your left you’ll see men wearing orange vests, they are volunteers, they are helping their community. (long pause) They entered through the back of the bus or jumped over the turnstiles, and got fined. They couldn’t pay the ticket, so the city lets them work it off, only for a day or two, so they don’t have to pay the ticket. So don’t enter through the back of the bus or jump the turnstiles.
Bus driver: Please keep your voices low when using your cell phones. Last week a woman refused to heed that advice, so I stranded her at the first rest stop. That was my mother.
Overheard by: MilitantLezbian