I have been spending some time in Tacoma recently. And I still don’t have a car. I feel like something is missing from my understanding of the culture on the bus.
Tacoma bus people are so laid back, even in rush hour. Nobody who was paying with cash had it ready. Some people didn’t even get up to board until the bus had opened its doors. Do none of you have somewhere to be? No connections to catch?
Also, I don’t understand sitting. Most people who got on alone took the outside of two seats. And nobody moved in even when people were standing.
I hope this doesn’t come across as too judgy. I’m sure if I grew up with it, that Metro busses would feel pushy, squished together, and rude. But it’s quite a culture shock even in the Puget Sound.
Anyway, please wash your hands right now and get vaccinated or boosted if you’re eligible. Fuck them new variants.