Thursday, February 23, 2006

...and I have learned most from egged...

I was waiting for my bus this morning, and I was watching all the other busses go by. I noticed (scientist that I am) how the destinations are displayed in front, on the top of the bus. It quietly keeps flashing; first the destination, then the route it takes, destination, route etc. Over and over again, letting the whole Yerushalayim know where it's going and how it will go about it. What a waste of energy and planning, I thought. True, it is quiet and doesn't bother anyone, but what a bother-all the repetition. Let everyone be quiet and stop their doings just for one moment, and then someone can announce on a loudspeaker "Bus Line #__ is heading to _____ using the following route _______". And they only have to say it once, that's all. Now that's a good idea.
But wait, that wouldn't quite work because there are a multitude of busses that travel every day, in every way. That would require all the thousands of people to be still for quite a long time, listening to all the announcements. And everyone would be shouting their destination, no one paying attention to the other drivers. (and how can we remember them all, anyhow!?)
Hmmm not such a good idea, after all. Egged wins.

So instead of shouting your destination, I learned, and how you are planning on getting there, you can let the world know with a quiet flashing sign. And it won't be irritating anyone who doesn't want to look.

8 comments:

mama said...

oh chava i am so proud of you..:) you are so good..

wandering said...

chava i am proud of you tooooooo ;).

the sabra said...

you makin me blush stronger than the strength of the desire of the horse that loves to run

Anonymous said...

in the sun....

Mafia Man said...

the brillience here is just wow!!!!

Anonymous said...

do i sense some jealousy here from the mafia man?????

Mimi said...

LOVE this.

the sabra said...

why thank you, mimi.