An Important Sociological Experiment
The bus screeched to a halt, and once again, Brent found himself being kicked off by an irritated driver.
He trudged down the road to the nearest bus stop and flopped down on the bench. He threw his messenger bag off his shoulder and onto the ground next to him, then leaned forward and pulled his pen and notebook out of it.
He sat back, flipped to a new page, and added Shout out “It’s Carol Channing time!”, then start dancing and singing “Hello, Dolly!” to the list of things that WILL get you kicked off the bus.
As Brent sat there cursing the bus stop’s lack of shade while the sun beat down on him, he started to suspect he was not, in fact, embarking on “an important sociological experiment”. He started to suspect his senior colleagues had tricked him into riding the bus all over creation every day so there would be one fewer person in the lab, using its resources.
But he decided he’d take at least one more bus ride in order to try out the next item on the list. He had to admit, he was super curious how the bus driver would react to him climbing aboard, taking off his shoes and socks, and announcing “Anyone who wants to suck on my toes, meet me in the back.”