I'm pretty sure I'm still behind in my Rantings, but I would hate to get ahead. For that is the worst thing a bus can do.
Last night, my homeward voyage was aboard the only bus in Guelph on a detailed schedule. It was supposed to pick me up from the corner of Stone Road and Gordon Street at 12:04am, but arrived EARLY.
This is unforgivable.
"But Martin", I hear you say "You got on the nice warm bus six minutes early, and didn't have to wait that long in the cold".
You are an idiot, Strawmanreader. I was prepared for the cold - not only was I dressed for it, but earlier pool activities had messed up my metabolism, rendering me more resistant to low temperatures. What if I had not been so freakishly early for the bus? What then? I would have missed a bus that travels only once every 1/2 hour! That's what!
Five minutes late in a bus is a problem, but minor. Five minutes early is deeply, troublingly wrong.