Changing Faces

Photo by Church of the King on Unsplash

A new rider occupied one of the two sideways facing seats on the bus. Sideways seats hold two adults very comfortably or three uncomfortably. This woman had angled herself and bags so no one could sit with her. She sat with her arms crossed scowled at each person who walked by her, including me.

I sat down across from her, keeping my sunglasses on. She looked like she could take on a grown man in a dark alley and win. Also the type to ride as far as at the Porter Street freeway overpass. The bus normally takes the freeway the entire way from downtown to an outer southwestern suburb. It hasn’t since road construction started earlier this year.

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