Sunday, April 10, 2016


A couple months ago I was doing my Saturday morning run on the 72. It's a nice piece, I don't go into service until after 8 so I've missed most of the morning madness and can enjoy the trips at a realistic pace. Completely opposite from the chaotic morning and afternoon runs on weekdays. That said, it's still early enough that you can see who is a morning person and who isn't, who may have had a long night, and who's just getting started.

At one stop, an especially chipper young man in his 20s boarded, clearly a morning person.
"How's it goin'?" I greeted him.
"I'm going to make the doughnuts!" he exclaimed with a toothy smile.
He wasn't wearing any obvious logos to indicate he was actually going to make doughnuts, so I thought to myself this must be some new slang. Yes, I am a child of the 80s so I fondly remember Fred the Baker, but how in the world could this young guy know about that?

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