In the Bus Bag
Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpa Lahiri
Tag Archives: BDP
The bus driver is talking relationships with the BDP (apparently, a regular passenger) in the seat nearest to him.
Driver: “You know what they say: If you can’t be with the one you love…”
BDP: “Love the one you’re with.”
Driver: “Yeah. Don’t tell her that, though. She’s the type that will kill the messenger.”
Another addition to the glossary:
BDP, n: Bus driver’s pet or bus driver’s pest, depending on the circumstances. A person who sits in the front of the bus, in the seat nearest the driver, and engages the driver in conversation for the duration of the ride. BDPs tend to be regular riders and commonly offer advice and assistance (solicited and otherwise) to their fellow passengers.