Morning tableau #2

On the bus, as we’re pulling into Kendall Square, a minivan blocks our way. On the minivan is a big, blue Pepsi logo. The bus driver honks the horn, and shortly a delivery man appears, jogging back to the van to move it out of our way. The bus driver looks at the passenger sitting at the front of the bus, to his right, and says, “I’d have waited if it had said ‘Coke’.”

Morning tableau #1

I try to walk to work when I can, but today it was raining so I took the bus. At the bus stop, two young women are huddled closely under an umbrella. One wears a trench coat, the other windbreaker and a backback. On the backpack is a button with rainbow stripes and the text “2QT 2BSTR8”.