Friday, October 13, 2006

Digital Journey

I must know, but I daren’t ask!

He is dressed all in black, broad shoulders, heavy build. His skin is tanned dark and thick fuzzy black sideburns extend from a dense head of black dreads that hang no lower then his ears. His feet are planted firmly on the floor and he stares intently forward, the front window absorbing his concentration like a giant video screen.

Then, suddenly, as the bus slows up, he whips out a compact digital camera, holds it out a foot in front of his face (in that slightly awkward manner so typical of digital camera users) and shoots. In an instant he has captured the view ahead in his little silver gadget – this familiar scene of Oxford Road converted into a million ones and zeros. Then the camera is gone, hidden somewhere within his black coat.

Only, as we pull into the next bus stop, the same thing happens again! And again, and again, all the way to Northenden. And I would absolutely love to know why. Who (apart from me) would take this much interest in the 43 bus route? But I daren’t ask.


Anonymous Roses said...

Do you mean there are more weirdos like us out there?

Amazing. Maybe we should set up a group or something? Meet Monday evenings at 7.30, to drink scummy tea with soggy digestives, to talk about the different bus routes we love?

10:19 am  
Blogger suzy snow said...

I hope it isn't for something sinister. Or he's planning an escape route via bus...

Probably just another bus worshipper. :o)

3:04 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

He could have been the guy who does the Manchester photoblog.

5:48 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many Oxford rd bus companies get subsidies on a per bus basis, because of traffic and complaints they are now checking how full individual buses are with views to the need for bus lanes etc.

Oh and don't forget - they know who you are ;)

11:23 am  

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