After I met my family at Butter, we had to go uptown to Zabar’s at 80th and Broadway.
A friend who helps us out in Tucson, even though he orders online insisted we go. Well the bus ride up on the M7 was entertaining.
The newer buses have the driver almost completely enclosed. Protection from the passengers? Our driver was polite and patient. The tourists who spoke little English and didn’t understand they were going farther away from where they wanted to be.
The little old lady, who got on with so many bags, they were taller and heavier than she was. Several of us were enjoying the show, especially when she wanted to get off and some Yuppie was standing on front of her, too busy listening to his tunes. He moved to the back of the bus, complaining all the way, especially because we were now laughing at him. He was going to go home and tell his girlfriend…or boyfriend how he was treated with disrespect on the bus. Awwwww…….
Zabar’s is the ultimate food emporium. Some of the foods are Eastern European heavy. As Comedian Robert Klein once said, “Eat them and you will never go swimming again, very heavy food!” When you see bodies on the floor, they are left there to digest.
Metrocards have one advantage. Transferring from the bus to the train. Growing up, the bus was another fare. If I told my mother, I changed for the bus to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she would become angry. “You lazy bum, walk from the subway!”
Downtown to Times Square was just as entertaining. New Yorkers actually talk to each other on buses now. We had to go past where the tour buses raced each other unsuccessfully on Tuesday.
Times Square, the most visited place in the world, I mean you have immigrants dressing as Elmo and the Naked Cowboy. Who needs to pay for the circus?