Monday, April 14, 2008

F is for Fumes

Public transport can be a nasty way to spend you time. It is often crowded and noisy. Buses are usually the worst, and there has been research done that proves people on buses are 20% uglier than people on trains*. In the days of yore, when I lived in Adelaide, I used to catch a free loop bus called the Bee Line# but my friends and I always referred to it as the BO line because a disproportionately high number of people apparently can't afford bus tickets OR deodorant.

That little nostalgic trip has been in aid of me explaining the following event that I witnessed last week. While on the bus, the man sitting in front of me gave himself a dose of spray-on deodorant; one under each arm. For the love of Dylan Moran** it was disgusting.

*I heard a stand up comedian say that, so it must be true. I'm sure such public figures back up their comments with research.
# I know, it's hilarious. I am in stitches just thinking about the brilliance of the pun.
**Dylan Moran is God


Rosie said...

my work experience student does the same on her arrival to work each morning, and again after lunch. she also breathes through her mouth and eats through her nose. she could drive the bus.

red said...

More than just plain ugly, the majority of people who take the bus in Rome are fun fun.

Felix for Zosia said...

Oh Rosie. I don't know what to say; I feel for you.

Hi Red. Are there stats to back that up? I'm into using thoroughly researched information you see.

Cléa said...

Was it Lynx?!

Femikneesm said...

Ah Dylan Moran...what a man.

Felix for Zosia said...

C - It couldn't have been - I was not drawn to him like what happens on the telly.
F - mais oui