I don’t think he realized just how crowded it was. He plopped himself down in the seat next to me and as the bus jostled this way and that, his bulk seemed to expand onto my own seat. I don’t like to waste money on cabs, so take the bus as often as I can. If only I’d known he was going to choose the empty seat beside me I would have remained upright, hanging onto the ceiling straps! It seemed a ridiculous idea at first thought, to invest in a cab ride, but now I wish I had.