Midday, on the way home from town the other day. There was a woman on the bus drinking wine from the bottle. She seemed to be having a good time, and her behaviour felt harmless, but as our journey progressed, she was causing a little stir among the other passengers.
The bus driver leant out of his cab to see what was going on. He told the woman very calmly what was expected of her. He had a kind smile and a gentle voice, but he wasn’t having any misbehaving on his bus. He was very assertive, and very respectful. The woman was totally cool about it, and put her bottle away. Maybe it was because the driver had treated her so decently.
I’d like to be like that bus driver. He was so great. And, aren’t we all just a few choices away from misbehaving in any sort of way on the bus? I know I am.