March 9th, 2006

Whale fluke

Sign of my evil #3742

The scene: the Rt. 68 bus, loading at OHSU. Most seats are full. I walk to the back.

Woman sitting on aisle: There’s a seat here. [indicates window seat]

Me: I’m going to the bottom of the hill. Are you going…?

Her: Oh, I’m headed further downtown, but you’re welcome to sit there.

Me: [doesn’t sit down]

Her [matter-of-fact]: Oh, you’re claustrophic. That’s OK.

Me [also matter-of-fact]: Yeah. If I sat there I’d start smashing my head against the window and there’d be breaking and blood and it would just be bad.

Her: O_o

Me: [turns and walks away]