So today when I got on the bus there was a GMPTE Employee standing by the door. Once the four of us that got on took a seat he started to make his way around to each of us. His nifty little maroon sweater said "Data Controller". Here is how our conversation went:
Him: Where are you riding to today?
Him: Is this for work, shopping, school or something else?
Him: Did you purchase a single ticket or return?
Him: Did you pay £2.50?
Me: No it was £3.20.
Him: £3.20? That is pretty expensive.
Me: Yeah I know.
Him: Okay, thank you.
I am curious as to why a GMPTE employee would make a comment that my bus ticket was too expensive. I just find this odd.
On my week of lates I normally buy a week pass for £15.50 (which only saves me .50) but this week Andy was off on Monday so he drove me in. So I figured since I would only be taking the bus for 4 days I would just buy a single ticket each day. It has always been £3.20 one-way.
Yes I know this is expensive but should a transportation employee really make a comment about it?
Then when I was standing up to get off at my stop our conversation continued:
Him: Where are you from?
Me: The United States, from Illinois.
Him: What brought you to the UK?
Me: My husband and I have been living in the US for eight years and he finally got home sick.
Then my most hated question in the World came up...
Him: Why would you ever want to move to the UK?
*ugh* I hate getting asked this all of the time!
Then to make it worse after work at around 9:30pm Andy and I ran into the Co-Op to pick up some stuff for the weekend and the check-out lady picked up on my accent and asked the exact same thing. "Why would you ever want to live here?". *double ugh*
I always answer this question the same. I smile and say "I love it here".
Think About It
4 days ago