Wednesday, April 15, 2009

In The Bus, Part 2

"ADVICE"


Before I took my first bus riding, my baby brother had given me advice to dress properly. I didn't even know there was a dresscode for riding a bus!


Andrew: "You need to dress down if you want to take a bus."
Me: "Dress down?"
Andrew: "Yes, like a slumdog."
Me: "WTF?! What is that supposed to mean?"
Andrew: "I mean casual. Put on your jeans instead of skirts, take off your heels, no make-up. You have to leave your fancy purse for a while and start with a backpack... unless you want to attract some crooks."
Me: "I am casual."
Andrew: "ZzzZzZZzz @#$%^&*"
Me: "LOL!"


I did everything he (and my mom) told me except for the heels. Perhaps I was too naive that a bus would've actually stopped for me. That afternoon was unforgettable. I was too tired to move my own feet after standing on the bus for the whole an hour zig-zag trip and suddenly the conductor asked me to jump when the bus was slowing down? Arrghh!! I couldn't argue with him so I just hoped I wouldn't break a leg (and my 2-inch heels) when I landed.


So I was lucky indeed I could keep my balance and didn't fall off. But dammit, the heels were in a good shape but my right ankle was sprained. I kept telling myself "NO MORE HEELS ON BUS" ever since.

14 comments:

  1. bwahahahaha....jadi inget jaman gw gawe dev, dandan abis, rok mini, hak tinggi, padahal jaraknya depok-medan merdeka!!! kebayang gak?! hahahaha

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  2. I agree too!!!!!
    I'm too scared to catch a bus because I might have to jump off while the bus is still moving.
    I sometimes see people having to jump off in the middle of the street amongst traffic as well.
    I think I will stick to taxis and Baja's!

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  3. dev, 2-inch heels tu brp cm yah?

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  4. so true! When you explained about the zigzag bus and asking you to jump off the bus while the bus is still moving reminds me of my country! LOL I am lucky not to take the bus to work as we have an FX (service) If I'll be taking a bus, I will definitely "dress down" as what your bro suggested! LOL But not like Slumdog! hahahaha

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  5. Sooo ?? did the jump break ur kitten heels ?

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  6. @novnov: hahaha, mantap!! Btw medan merdeka? Lo kerja di istana bokk? Emang gak ada bus pegawai? :P

    @Jen Jen: well for a long ride, it's a lot cheaper using bus. Anyway it's 'Bajaj' :)

    @Alice: 1 inch itu sekitar 2.5 cm, jadi heels gw kira2 5 cm-an deh hihihi..

    @ceritaeka: nope but I got my ankle sprained :(

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  7. @Askmewhats: oops, I missed yours. Ah I'm so jealous! I wish I had one FX too! Well no matter how you dress down, you won't end up looking like a slumdog. You're too pretty :D

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  8. I'm casual too. Instead make over my dressing I just wear that rumpled t-shirt and unkempt jeans..it's more comfortable for skinny guy like me..and ups don't forget to take the hat to cover gray hairs *LOL*

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  9. haha okay, so make up with hi heels is ur casual style dev? obviously dressing down doesnt mean dress like slumdogs, thats just too dramatic right? ^^

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  10. Public transport in most parts of the world is far from being great.

    So I sympathize with you. Though about this this specific inconvenience of life...

    Among the few advantages of being a man is, apart from the impossibility of a pregnancy, at least this one: no torture by high heels but for the peculiar people who really want to be a transvestite (either on stage or in real life).

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  11. Ouch.. sprained ankle with 2 inch heels.. I'm flinching on my seat now :p

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  12. @Darin: that's cool!

    @Wiwin Lee: hehe, the real word in my Bahasa conversation was "lusuh" but I don't know why I chose "slumdog" over "shabby" LOLz!

    @colson: yeah sometimes I envy males for their lack of options in clothing and footwear. Sometimes, but for most of the time I enjoy my given life as a female. *chuckled*

    @dee: you bet that's effin' hurt!

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  13. LOL. You remind me of the days when I used to work in Thamrin and had to travel by bus from Bekasi. I can't remember how many flat-heeled shoes I've broken in the process of traveling :D

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