The outbound STA No. 43 hadn't even gotten out of downtown yesterday afternoon when a car pulled in front of the bus so sharply that the bus driver braked and applied his horn lightly.
Another passenger, a guy standing up near the front, brayed that the situation demanded a stronger response. He recommended a certain hand gesture.
The driver didn't seem to pay much attention.
But about 10 minutes later, as I was about to get off at my stop, I said something like the following to the driver.
"I guess it wouldn't be very professional for you to flip off other drivers in traffic...and I suppose STA's administration wouldn't consider that good public relations."
When I finally let him speak, he nodded and said "I can't even do a hidey."
With that, he hunched over and flipped the bird toward the front window with this right hand while covering up the gesture with his cupped left hand.
I had not seen that since 7th grade algebra.
The great ones never die.