923. Zita travels by bus
© Bruce Goodman 20 April 2016
For about forty years Zita had travelled to work by bus. These days the bus was often crowded and she had to stand. In the early days, if a woman was standing, every man and has dog would offer her a seat. Not these days! These days, even teenagers made her stand all the way to work while they sat and play kitschy-coo on their cell phones.
Zita was heading for sixty and dyed her hair regularly. It made her look younger. No wonder she wasn’t being offered a seat on the bus. At least seats were given up for old ladies.
“Blow it!” thought Zita. “I’m letting the grey come out. That way they'll offer a seat to an old lady.”
So she did! She let her hair grow grey. She looked a lot older. In fact, she looked more like her age really was.
But no one offered her a seat.