RantWoman has been thinking about how much more she gets done in her bus travel time now that she has a smartphone and a Twitter feed.
RantWoman has also been thinking about the value of RantWoman doing exactly what she does, going about her life on the bus and thinking about problems.
But at the moment, RantWoman needs to take a break from trying to make sensible twitter contributions to discussions of #405etl, betting on whether finding a pot of gold wound up being the #waleg Plan A, and cheerleading while her friend Grandma Barefoot negotiates the mysteries of stroke recovery and bus travel in the same time frame.
Unfortunately, RantWoman feels entitled to a good temper tantrum and she is doing the best she can simply to deliver Unrequested Ettiquette Lessons.
1. Duuuuude, RantWoman would SO like to support your return to society implied by your need to get to your appointment with your probation officer, but not having bus fare and slinging attitude the driver about that: NOT GOOD!
Plus, it's a little bit your bad luck that the driver was already not in a good space, thanks to the issue below. So PLEASE get your act together! And NO, RantWoman is not just being another grouchy, preachy, condescending commentator. RantWoman is a red-blooded tax-loathing curmudgeon who really WOULD rather spend tax dollars in ways other than locking up your sorry behind.
Thank you for your attention.
2. DEAR POTHEADS!!!!!
DO NOT SMOKE WEED ON THE BUS!
DO NOT SMOKE WEED IN THE BUS SHELTER!
RantWoman is happy to post therapeutic cannabis messages for the benefits of places still wanting to cram their jails with people who smoke. RantWoman on balance is still glad she voted for the WA initiative.
HOWEVER, Dear Potheads, DO NOT PUSH YOUR LUCK.
In fact, RantWoman recommends the return of the smoking jacket.
First preference: Observe the smoking jacket steps indoors in your own home before going out.
Plan B: Go outside, somewhere well away from building entrances, bus shelters, places where kids gather.
Put on your smoking Jacket.
Get as high as you need to be.
Extinguish your smoking materials.
Take off your smoking jacket
Seal it in a nice airtight Ziploc bag or one of those spiffy inserts people use in their luggage.
Put the sealed up pouch in whatever bag you are carrying.
Do what you need to do.
SAVE THE REST OF US from having to deal with anything that reeks of your habit!
RantWoman particularly wants to offer a shout-out on behalf of bus drivers, several of whom RantWoman has heard complaining about this issue: Driving the bus is HARD ENOUGH without drivers getting accosted by clouds of weed aroma, contact high, not to mention allergies.
Thank you in advance for dealing promptly with these concerns.
A Curbside Chat in Washington, DC
18 hours ago