I’ve noticed on the bus that some seats are deemed to be “cooler” than others. I can’t work out why you are more cool with more street “cred” if you sit at the back of a single-decker bus, than at the front. Is there some magic at work at the back of the bus? Do younger adults know something the rest of us don’t?
With a double-decker bus, the areas equated with how “cool” you are have more options to choose from. Upstairs at the front is cooler for younger people, whereas older teenagers prefer upstairs at the back. There is a last option on the double-decker if it is too full, and that’s downstairs at the back. These back seats become guarded from other people joining them by putting their feet up on the seats facing them.
I like to mess with their heads a little and take position in one of these “cool” spots even when the bus isn’t full and those areas have the last available seats. This is much more fun when I am wearing my flat cap, as I am then deemed uncool to sit there.
On these occasions I can feel teenage eyes glaring at me, mutterings under breath follow and giggles. I have wandered into territory that is NO ACCESS to older people. Ah well, time to turn my i-pod up so they can hear my music for a change….now what should I listen to today? Glen Miller or Mozart?