Photo originally taken on board a Q27 bus on the way home on August 21, 2005
I didn’t have any reason to rush out of the house this morning because the boss was away. Still, I didn’t quite expect to be so late. I stood by the regular bus stop for the Q27 Limited plying the Springfield Blvd-Main Street/Flushing route and saw two of the buses I needed whiz by full of people, and opting to go local, the one I was hoping to hail didn’t stop either for the same reason.
Running out of time, I walked to my old bus stop and decided to take the Q88 again. It got me to work — very late — but got me here anyway.
School’s on again, that’s why. I live very near the Benjamin Cardozo High School in Bayside and students from and around the district all rush to school at this hour. (Now I know better than to try and catch a bus before 9AM.) It was such a breeze when summer was here and we, the working people, had the bus pretty much to ourselves, except for the occasional summer school attendees and those very industrious ones who took advance programs.
So tomorrow, I’m off early. Either that or I bite the bullet and take the longer route through the Q88, or treat myself to an express ride into the city.