Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Had quite an uncomfortable journey back home last night.
Firstly, the bus had no seats left, so I was left standing. Nuisance, but nothing more.
Then this guy came in and stood in front of me. Now here's the problem. You've heard of surround sound system? Well this was like a surround smell system! Argh! He smelled beyond nasty and the smell hit me like a hammer. The smell didn't die off when the bus was moving either, because he was in front of me. This meant the wind blowing against me carried his scent, which in turn, was carried to my unfortunate nose. Suffering under his scent wasn't enough. I was holding onto a pole, which no one else was holding. He's in front of me but his back is facing me, and then he just lays his back on the pole, with my hand still there! Geez! The guy looks like he's over 80kg. Imagine that weight squashed on your poor hand who was innocent, just holding a pole! Freako, so I pulled my hand away and grabbed the hand grips instead. Malaysian bus hand grips aren't evenly spread apart so mine was very near the pole. So I decided to get "some" revenge. The bus was jerky during the journey, so my hand grip naturally would go back and forth. When it went forwards, I hit the pole hard, making noise and disturbing the surround smell guy. At first he didn't mind. But after doing that continuously, he turned and stared at me.
It's been ages since someone has stared at me like that. And I did what I did best when I wasn't a Christian. No, not punch him (though if the smell made me do that, please understand) but stare back! It's been ages since I've stared at someone also, because I haven't been in any physical fights for a long time. Anyhoo, as he stared at me, I continued to stare back and continue hitting the pole with the grip. I felt really stupid when the bus stopped and I was still hitting it. LOL.
The benefits of looking like a gangster and some fierce guy who'll whack you up: People chicken off quite fast. And the guy, after I gave him my fierce look (which everyone says is my normal look) quickly broke eye contact and whimpered off to another area of the bus. Sometimes, it pays to look bad.
This morning wasn't pleasant either. Walking at 6am in a pitch black area is creepy. It gets worse when dogs and robbers are involved. Anyhoo, this time it was a car instead! I was just walking my usual route to the bus stop when I walked past a white car. Nothing much? You wish. Freak, a booming alarm sounded and a voice said something like "Attention, please step away from the car." Now that's not scary. But in the pitch darkness with no one around, it made me jump. Dammit. What kinda security system did he put inside? Geez. When I walked off it died down.
Then moments later a stray dog walked past it. Same thing. Poor dog was so frightened he nearly jumped a metre high! Then he barked and ran off. Who thought dogs could run so fast =x.