2.23.2006

I am Javert

So I got on the bus yesterday, but it didn’t go anywhere. Why? Because this quasi homeless guy was loading bag after bag of what was probably cans for recycling, (so he could have a few extra bucks to eat…or get drunk) and they weren’t just coming from the curb next to the bus. He was running across the street and through traffic, not once but twice, to get his stuff. Meanwhile, the entire bus just sat there waiting. What a jerk I thought. This guy is making me wait an additional 40 seconds, when he could have just waited for the next bus coming in 30 minutes.

Then Jesus, in the form of a women sitting in front of me, got up and helped the guy, and then chatted with him, showing genuine care and concern.

Jesus is an idiot.

Things ought to be done by the book. When you get on the bus, have your pay ready and sit down. What were these people thinking?

If the whole world were more like Javert from Les Miserables, the world would be a much better place.

2 comments:

David Best said...

Don't worry, that's not what I really think, and yet it was for a moment there wasen't it. God have mercy on me a sinner.

Randy whitman said...

Powerful. I'll call you tomorrow. School is a "beast" right now.