Last Friday....some kid....nineteen years old apparently....walked through the METRO bus parking lot with a uniform on but he wasn't a driver. Don't ask where he got it but he apparently had personality issues and admitted to some depression problems.
No guard at the shack out front...so he just kept walking and ended up stealing a bus....and then actually ran a route for like thirty minutes...picking up folks....before smashing into a tree. He kept on driving but eventually got pulled over by the cops.
Well....at the end of this mess....as the cops got his relatives to come and get him....the kid kinda admitted that he was bored and frustrated but this experience, with the METRO bus and such, has changed him greatly. He made a statement that he felt closer to God after this entire episode.
I sat and pondered this a while....being from Bama. The truth is....about seventy percent of the guys in Bama....if you came up and offered us all bus driver or truck driver jobs tomorrow....would pack up and go. It'd be like a sign from God, and we'd probably say the same thing as this kid.....that we felt closer to God after the experience.
So here in the end....maybe the kid learned something. As for METRO? Well....there's two uniformed cops now at the bus yard....who just stand there now and wonder what the heck they are protecting and discussing the finer things of life like gravy over biscuits, the best donuts in DC, and why Budweiser is the king of beer.
Thats life in DC.....from my humble prospective.