Day 234: Take Me Home

At the end of a long day riders wait for a bus home.

At the end of a long day riders wait for a bus home.

I have yet to ride a Shanghai bus, preferring the clear, direct route of a metro train, or a taxi, but for many of Shanghai’s residents public buses are a staple of daily life. Buses are often crowded, drivers operate their vehicles like they are embedded in Grand Theft Auto and the recent decision to added emergency hammers (to shatter bus windows for an escape) to deal with a rash of on-board arson (jilted lovers and disgruntled employees bringing flammable fluids on-board and igniting the containers in the midst of a crowded bus) has convinced me that a bus ride may be one China experience that I choose to skip.