territorial pissing

peeing-statue

public transport, although considered by many to be a privilege, is more often than not a horrendous experience.

like today. a man urinated on the seat next to me.

the bus to Leven was crammed full of day riders, joy riders, free riders when i boarded the 7c. i paid £4.10 for this privilege.

i took up an aisle seat- the only available seat- next to an old man wearing a donkey jacket and a crumpled face. he grumbled something under his foul-smelling breath as i sat down next to him. i said “hello…”, in polite disregard of his offensive and brusque (lack of) manner.

“nice day, isn’t it?” i added, as i placed my bags on the floor, securing them between my feet.

nothing. he just glowered at me- his eyebrows bent inwards and upwards, like two duelling caterpillars; and again he muttered something untoward. i heard the word ‘fucking’ and switched off.

what a rancid earthling.

the sun shone in through the window. it was shaping up to be a lovely September day.

as we snaked and rumbled through Dysart, i heard the sound of liquid dripping. i look down to see if my carton of hemp milk was leaking and was shocked to see the dirty old bastard urinate into a polythene bag.

i quickly stood up and said “that’s fucking disgusting… and there are children on this bus!!”

aghast, i staggered down the aisle and struggled upstairs, with my shopping bags and jacket- hoping there would be a seat upstairs. thankfully there was!

the bus swiftly pulled over and from upstairs, i heard the commotion begin. the driver was furious, passengers were furious… i heard expletives i’d never heard before.

the man was ousted from the bus. i pictured him staggering off the bus, with his Iceland polybag full of piss. i could still hear him, cursing the driver, long after we pulled away.

what makes a person behave like this? he knew what he was doing, seemingly, and simply didn’t give a shit.

what a rancid earthling.

and to think i paid £4.10 for this front row seat to view one of the ugliest facets of human behaviour i have ever witnessed. i felt disgusted, amused and ripped-off in equal measures.

public transport may be a privilege, but it has its price.

(c) Kat McDonald 2014

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video: Nirvana ‘Territorial Pissing’

 

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