It has been brought to my attention that I have been negligent in my duties of reporting interesting characters on my trip. It is not because I don’t want to share, it’s more that the characters have not been quite so interesting (and, truth be told I may have slept through some which is due to many of my trips taking place at night.)
So, DC (northbound) the most interesting character I met in Union Station was the man asking for money for food. I’m tight with funds on this trip, but I will always try to help people who are less well off than I. Instead of cash, I offered to buy him a meal at McDonald’s. Granted, not the best for you but fairly inexpensive and filling for a bit. His answer? “How about Charley’s?” The Philly cheesesteak place that is easily twice as expensive. I told him I can afford McD, not Charley’s and he walked away. :/ (see, not too interesting)
The next leg of the trip was DC to NYC. In Baltimore, we took on more passengers. The youngish man who sat across the aisle from me was very nice. He was relatively quiet, listening to his music with his earbuds. About two hours into the trip, I notice movement out of the corner of my eye. Apparently, he had developed a dance routine to the song that had come on. He was methodically moving his arms and torso, swaying back and forth, his arms over his head, bending over for a beat or two, then back up to his contained flailing. Seemingly, as soon as the music was done, he stopped then stretched across the seat and immediately fell asleep and stayed that way for the rest of the trip.
I’ll post more later, but I have things to do, places to go, people to see. You know how that goes…
Tonight’s interesting bus characters… Two young men dressed identically (not sure if they’re twins.) They seem to be dressed just like Pharrell Williams. And it seems they have some kind of internet show. They recorded some kind of “We’re on a bus on the way back to Boston” bit and they were working on editing.