Because of some PGW love* that arrived in this week’s mail, I am feeling thrifty. Thrifty enough to brave the Saturday 7:00 AM Philadelphia to New York Chinatown bus, despite the warnings of Sassy J, Sam, and others.
Benny loves himself the Chinatown bus. Not only is it an economical means of inter-urban transportation, it also offers its riders critical insight into the workings of major social, cultural and economical phenomena. It is in essence the adult version of an Electric Company skit, replete with important lessons that we should all carry beyond our 2 – 5 hour Chinatown bus experiences.
Even as I type this, Superwoman is making her way to New York on the same bus. Godspeed, Superwoman. I pray for our safe reunion tomorrow morning.
* $277 for a month of gas in a one bedroom apartment?