Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Life In Scarborough: The Buses Of Scarborough

On the bus in Scarborough this morning two youths were listening to angry gangster rap music on headphones.  They were both rapping along fiercely to completely different tunes. They became quite loud, and it sounded like they might scrap.  But in fact the two never became even aware of one another's presence.

Also, if you are stuck behind a City garbage truck long enough, you notice that they have steering wheels on both sides.  I didn't know this before that but it makes sense.

That is all.

Oh, and there are folks down in The Guild protesting a new condominium project because it will "block their view", but their view is of a couple of public housing towers from the 1970's that look like they'll blow over in a storm, so...

People just like to complain.

That is all.


Steve Bloom said...

Thoughts on BC election?

bigcitylib said...

When it finally shakes out I'll write something formal. But: happy for Andrew Weaver; don't feel any real animus towards Clark and BC LP; BC NDP have always fucked up at election time and this is another example.

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Lars said...

Garbage trucks in some districts of Toronto (this is back in the 70s) had only one worker associated with them, who had to both drive and toss garbage (not at the same time, obviously). Trucks like you describe, with a wheel on each side, would make sense for a borough too cheap to hire additional men to load the garbage while a driver kept the vehicle moving.

bigcitylib said...

Thx, Lars, Toronto is nothing if not cheap.

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