May 18, 2009

Waiting for a crosstown bus

Waiting for a crosstown bus

As we stood on the street, a man with greasy hair and a big smile stopped at the same bus stop. He pulled out a pack of cigarettes, which he said cost him $12.

“Here’s how to get a bus to show up,” he said. “You light a cigarette.” He’d taken only one drag when the bus appeared magically from around the corner. With a sigh, he tossed the expensive cigarette to the ground, and we all boarded the bus together.

7 comments:

heidi said...

I like the photo. And the guy's theory.

Brigindo said...

Ha! My sister used that technique for most of my childhood. It never failed.

hele said...

prove that magic is alive and well :)

Magpie said...

I well know that kind of magical thinking. If I pull out a magazine on the subway platform, the train will come.

Did you pick up the penny after you took the picture?

jo(e) said...

I didn't notice the penny while I was taking the photo ....

liz said...

I don't smoke (never have), but everytime I've waited for a bus with a smoker, that technique has ALWAYS worked.

buy viagra said...

Well I have never saw something like this, it's very curious, I have a car but I never use it because you can see a lot of interesting things going by bus.