You need to demonstrate your strengths and skills while taking bus in Taipei city.
After reading In Praise of Slow, I decided to slow down the pace of my life.
This morning I took a bus instead of riding scooter to my office because of the torrential rain.
I walked to the bus stop, humming Singing in the Rain, I felt happy because the rain brought me cool air.
Everyone was holding an umbrella in hand; the street blossomed with various umbrella flowers. Beautiful!
“The bus stop was empty during rush hours; it was kind of weird”, I thought.
A sign on the ground indicated the line people should stand in for awaiting the bus. I stood in the line and waited for my bus.
I saw my bus coming to the bus stop. Three ladies suddenly dashed to the stop. I stood back few steps because of being polite.
The bus came closer, getting stop slowly.
A crowd of Taiwanese abruptly showed up, rushing to the bus’ door. The crowd surrounded me.
“Where do they come from!”
“Where did they hide themselves!”
These questions were echoing in my mind.
Gees! Everyone jostled with everyone, pushing and squeezing each other.
The umbrella in everyone’s hand suddenly became a lethal weapon.
I tried hard to dodge their pushing, their jostling, and the most horrifically fetal umbrella attack.
I realized I was moving backwards by the crowd! I could feel the bus was fading away from my sight.
I tried to reach out to grab something for survival, But
The bus was gone; I was left behind.
My hair and dress got messed up and they were wet because of the rain.
And my umbrella was broken and my once-shining shoes got mud and wet.
So when taking bus in Taipei City
- Be Aggressive! Don’t Be Polite!
The rule of jungle is the aggressive animals get what ever they want.
- Don’t Wait in Line!
If you do so, you would be blockaded. You would lose all of your defense.
- Bring A Thick Suitcase!
You can shield yourself against the most horrifically fetal umbrella attack.
- Don’t be afraid of taking the advantage of those Office Ladies.
They are not weak!