All too often we see something – or part of something – and are so very certain that we know what we saw and what it all means. The other day I found this story at “Mirth and Motivation” and it kind of made me think . . .
So, the story goes that in a midsized town in the middle of a state a lady started to get on a bus. She looked at the bus driver, didn’t say a word and gestured to his by sticking her thumb on her nose and waving her fingers at the driver. The driver acknowledged the lady, turned to her and used both hands in the same type of gesture and waved all his fingers at her.
The woman then held her right arm out at the driver and chopped at it a few times with her left hand. Then the driver put his left hand on his right bicep and jerked his right arm up in a fist at her.
The woman then cupped both of her hands under her breasts and lifted gently. In response the driver placed both of his hands at his crotch and gently lifted up.
Then the woman frowned, ran a finger up between her derriere, and got off the bus.
Another woman sitting in the front row of the bus watched the whole exchange in stunned silence. Finally she said to the driver, “That was the most disgusting thing I have ever seen on a public bus! What the hell were you doing?”
The driver glowered at her and said, “Listen lady, that woman was a deaf-mute. She asked me if the bus went to 5th Street. I said no, we go to 10th Street. She asked if we make many stops. I told her that this was the express. She asked if we go by the dairy, and I told her we go by the ballpark. Then she said ‘Shit, I’m on the wrong bus!’ and she got off the bus. I don’t know what you thought was so disgusting, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder!”