I just returned to California after 10 days on the East Coast. I was in Boston attending my brother's college graduation (my brother received a degree in Illustration, I received a Drama degree and my sister received a degree in Art- I feel bad for my parents)
On Saturday, I decided to take a bus from Boston to New York. All seemed well until the bus backed out of the bus terminal and the driver got on the loud speaker to announce that he was not from the New England area therefore we should monitor him to make sure he was going in the correct direction. Everyone on the bus laughed assuming the driver was joking- he was NOT. Then the driver said Greyhound had provided him with directions and he would do his best to get us to get us there.
The driver said "I'm just keeping it real! I'm not from around here so we might not get to New York." Then he asked the passengers to help him out, "If anyone knows how to get to New York please switch seats and sit up front I can have a co-pilot." I volunteered to be his co-pilot since I have driven from Boston to New York before.
4 hours later with one pit stop at McDonalds (not my choice of course) we arrived at Port Authority Bus terminal in New York City.
Since we're all "keeping it real" I'm wondering, since I helped navigate to our destination, do you think I should have had to paid for my bus ticket?
Also, why does this dumb shit happen to me?