Bus Tales: “Overheard” for Metro Transit

Bus Tales is a brand new website that’s essentially Overheard for the bus. You can browse by route. I particularly enjoy driver stories.

This one, though, is my favorite so far:

So I got picked up on 34th street and there werent that many people on the bus and everything is going as it normally would. Then all of the sudden the bus driver pulls over the bus over right on hennepin in between lake and lagoon (which is odd because the bus never stops there because the Uptown transit station is just a block away).

He puts his hazards on and gets out and runs into mcdonalds (We could see him ordering through the window). So this guy sitting behind me gets up and says “F this” and goes to the drivers seat and drives the bus another 1-2 blocks to the uptown transit station… he then opens up the door and gets out and runs away. A couple of minutes go by and while I am deciding whether or not to get off the bus, the bus driver comes running down the street and gets back on the bus (with his bag of mcdonalds), completely out of breath and the look on his face was absolutely priceless….

Dude walked up to the front and just drove the bus away. Bwahahaha!

4 Comments so far

  1. Taylor (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 9:48 am

    I wish more shit like this happened to me. That’s just hilarious.

  2. Hannah (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 10:34 am

    … whoa… I woulda died laughing! Nice…

  3. Dave Dash (unregistered) on March 6th, 2007 @ 10:10 am

    That’s an awesome story… I was just thinking about how the 10 feels like a freakin’ morgue. Everyone’s on the bus ready to go to downtown from NE and transfer to someplace better.

  4. busrider (unregistered) on March 13th, 2007 @ 10:46 am

    The bus system is designed to fail.

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