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Eastbound 27 stop, Yesler & 3rd, noon

A young black woman with a beautiful, medium length, natural hairstyle exits a building near the stop and walks to it. Two middle-aged white men exit shortly after her and pause to chat on their way down the hill. Seconds into the conversation, one of them says, “[Rachel], your hair is the talk of the office.”

She smiles uncomfortably. “Really? Hopefully, my performance is as well.”

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How to pass the time at a bus stop, part VI

Frisbee!

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If I could marry a project…

It would be this one. Sit on It Detroit is everything.

Detroit lacks seating at bus stops. More than half of the bus stops in the city are without benches. Sit On It is an effort to fill this void by creating benches out of reclaimed wood from abandoned houses and businesses within the city.

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Southbound “everything” stop, 3rd & Pine, 7:45 AM

For Moni:

Two young(ish) men pass the nearly deserted stop mid-conversation.

Young man 1: “She’s too tall for me, though. If I was taller, I would get at her.” He pauses while his friend chuckles, then continues. “I swear to God, if I was taller, I’d be in her ear, like, ‘woo, woo, woo!’”

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Yes, please

I’m going to need one of these in my neighborhood.

Bus stop living room

(via: Melanie, a German grad student who is doing some important work related to mobility and families. If you speak German–or know how to click drop-down boxes on an Internet translation page–check it out.)

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Deja shoe

The inexplicable shoes-at-bus-stop phenomenon continues.

Running shoes at Yesler and Broadway(ish)

Next time, I’m hoping to come across something cute in a size seven.

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Westbound 2 stop, 23rd & Union, after Easter service

And the award for best Easter Sunday bus stop style goes to … this flawless, fashion-forward father-son team.
Easter style

The competition was pretty stiff this year (folks at every bus stop in the neighborhood were dressed) but these two looked so sharp, we had to stop and give them props. Even Chicklet was impressed.

Well done, gentlemen!

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Southbound 27 (etc.) stop, 3rd & Marion, 5-ish

Random dude, to me: “What can we do?”

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No bench? No problem! (part IV)

Remember this resourceful gentleman?

Improvised bus stop bench

I bet he’d like one of these.

(via: Eli)

A rolling bus bag that doubles as a seat? If I didn’t have two hands to hold, I would.

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Busling’s future (fingers crossed)

A bus nerd

See also, Chicklet’s future (fingers crossed)

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