I've noticed something different about my new bus stop compared to my old, childhood corner back in Lake Grove. Here, the kids don't speak. They stand on the sidewalk, motionless, until the bus comes into sight. Or that's at least what it appears to be. But really, these kids slyly creep toward where the bus will inevitably stop.
Their logic goes as follows. If you don't want to be on the floor for the 20 minute drive, move as close as humanely possible to the predicted location of the door. Because apparently, if you don't abide to that, the chances of you getting a seat are slim to none.
But really, there's one door to the bus, and everyone is going to get on it. Plus, believe it or not, everyone is going to get a seat 99% of the time without a problem.
I can't even describe the looks of hatred I get from them when I walk up to the bus stop, as if I'm the sole thing preventing them from getting a seat!
These children have even been able to move the bus stop from the corner to at least a house and a half away from where it originally was, simply because they walk too close to the bus as it pulls up. If anyone was watching, it would appear as if these kids are very anxious to study in school for 7 hours! As if!
So as a message to my bus stop, and perhaps all others that act this way, please don't try to act like pigs trying to get food from a freshly filled trough.
Sincerely, the new kid.