Monday, September 18th, 8:00am
Michael (and Phil)
Michael sits beside the window, reading a book. Phil takes the seat beside him.
Phil: My car broke down.
Michael: Excuse me?
Phil: I don’t usually take the bus, but my car broke down today.
Michael nods and goes back to reading.
Phil: I had a feeling it wouldn’t start.
Michael begrudgingly looks up from his book.
Phil: It’s just one of those days when you know something’s going to go wrong. Know what I mean?
Michael: Yeah. (glances out the window for a moment, then goes back to the book)
Phil: Do you own a car?
Michael: (lets the book drop in his lap) Nope.
Phil: You wouldn’t understand then.
Michael: Understand what?
Phil: What it’s like to have to take the bus.
Michael frowns but Phil doesn’t notice.
Phil: I mean, what do you do on the bus? When you’re driving to work, you have something to do.
Michael: I like to read a book. (lifts the book up and shows Phil)
Phil: Oh yeah? That’s a good idea. What are you reading?
Michael: Deadly Karate Blows – The Medical Implications, by Brian Adams.
Next stop: Tuesday, September 19th, 5:00pm