||[Sep. 10th, 2006|06:05 pm]
This morning I rode the bus to work because I had left my bicycle there last night.|
My bus was already at the stop by my house when I was running up it.
There were 2 men standing by the door of the bus but looked in no hurry to get on.
"are you guys in line?" I asked.
"go ahead. Ladies first. That's the rule right?" The man rolling a cigarette responded.
"nah, I think we're all equal now." I said, as I hopped up onto the first step of the bus.
"oh snap!" the smoker's friend chimed in.
I started putting $2.25 into the machine that takes money and issues transfer passes.
"shit, I can't find my quarter!" I said out loud to myself while tearing my messenger bag apart.
"don't worry about it lil lady." The bus driver said, and pushed the button to confirm I had already paid full price.
I sat down in the back of the bus where the seats face in as opposed to forward. The man who was rolling a cigarette outside came and sat across from me.
"equal my ass. You got a discount. y'all have is so much easier than us men." he scoffed at me and looked toward the front of the bus. I almost said something, but I hadn't slept the night before and didn't feel like having any sort of discussion with a random on the city bus.
Later, when I got off the bus and was walking through a four way stop, I heard a set of three loud car honks. I looked around and saw some army boys in a older white suv with tires 3 times their normal size. They were honking to let me know they liked my breasts, and holding up traffic in the process. Without even thinking I gave them the finger. They yelled out "FUCK YOU TOO, DYKE!" while speeding off through the intersection and giving me the finger in return. They didn't even stop giving me the finger until about 4 or 5 blocks down. But, by then I couldn't see them, so I don't know if they ever actually stopped. They could still possibly be waving their pasty white middle finger in the air to the thought of my frigidity.
anyways, this all got me thinking, and you know what? We totally do have it easier than men.