I decided to go out of town this past weekend to visit some of my friends in Indy who I was missing dearly. I had heard great things about the MegaBus, so I figured I'd jump on the bandwagon. (Plus I knew that I could read my book, which was a huge plus)
Arriving right at 11am, I noticed that there were a TON (at least 150) of people waiting.
Hmm.....I guess these buses are really big.
Much to my chagrin, someone informed me that uncharacteristically, the buses were running late.
The 9am departures had not left yet.
So, I decided to chronicle my time waiting.
11:20am Watch Megabus arrive (3 times total)
11:22am Watch people get off bus looking happy and refreshed from their journey.
11:27am Watch as everyone (not so patiently)
runs to get to the front of the door to board,
just as the driver switches the "Indianapolis" sign to read
"Not In Service"
11:45am Scope out cool Chicago-themed tattoos.
11:46am Wonder is she thinks tattoo is still as awesome as when she got it. I mean, I love this city. But enough to ink the skyline on my arm?
12:07pm Take self portrait. Because one can never have too many shots of themselves sitting on a sidewalk waiting for a bus.
Look at said portrait. Realize that my sunglasses are GIANT.
Shoot from the hip.
For all of you who aren't into photography,
it goes a little something like this...
1.Place camera near hip.
3.Check out your cool pics.
I for one, love doing this.
It felt a lot more adventurous when using film
because the outcome wasn't instantaneous,
but I still enjoy it.
12:45pm. Count number of girls wearing oversized button-downed shirt dresses. 1,2,3,4,5,6.
1:01pm Realize I am behind the times with this trend.
Realize that I am not,
nor ever really will be a trendy girl.
Resolve to not care and instead take pretty pictures of buildings.
Realize that the bus is over 2 hours late.
Grumble because of lateness and hunger.
1:17pm - 1:23pm
Contemplate Indian food.
Contemplate Indian food + 3 hour bus trip.
Thumbs down to Indian.
Stomach issues and portable bathrooms do not go well together.
Make friends with others who are waiting.
Realize we have tons in common....
Most importantly, our hatred of waiting for this bus.
Continue discussion with new friends.
Realize waiting isn't so bad when you have someone to talk to.
I mean, at least it's nice outside.
Stare at sky.
Spot impeding storm.
Use pillow for cover.
Hey, at least it only lasted 2 minutes!
Talk with new friends about how awesome Chicago is.