1. Tuesday, June 18, 2002

    Willie Davenport of Baton Rouge 

    La., relaxes in Lake Placid, N.Y. after a practice session for the four man bobsled at the Winter Olympics in this Feb 20, 1980 file photo. Davenport, who won the gold medal in the 110-meter hurdles in 1968 and competed in a total of five Olympics, died of a heart attack after collapsing at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, Monday, June 17, 2002, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said Tuesday. (AP Photo/File)

    i’m so lucky that so many bus drivers of the Los Angeles MTA read this blog because it’s so great to talk to all of you at once.

    so far we have a pretty good relationship, you and i.

    i pay my money; you speed past me when you dont want to stop, you dont open your door when people are clearly pounding on it begging to climb aboard, you mumble into the microphone at major stops telling us such vital info as la breereerrereah.

    you dont let us eat or drink or smoke or play our radios

    and thats okay.

    but please turn down the air conditioners.

    its ninety degrees but i need to carry a jacket

    if i plan on using the bus.

    if i wanted an air conditioner i would have bought a lexus.

    35. town without pity