Today was Charles’ last day of work after 31 years as a bus driver for Muni. Some of you may remember my previous post about my morning bus driver. Ever since my engagement, he’s continued to stop traffic to pick me up when I’m running late, and he has also offered a quick snippet of marital advice before I bound down the bus steps in the Financial District. He became a welcome addition to my morning commute.
During one of our talks, I asked him what kinds of books he likes to read. Oh, mystery books. And I like to read Christian books too. My face lit up, as I told him that I was the “Bible Girl” at work. Then our conversations turned to what we were learning and reading. What is it about that feeling, once you discover that you and someone you know both love Jesus? Well, since then, I’ve been bringing him some Christian books to read while he’s on his break too.
So, today was his last day. But my sneaking suspicion was right… he didn’t show up. He told me he might just go straight to his retirement party. I think that maybe he doesn’t like good-byes. In the event that he did come for his last Muni run on the 38BX, I decorated a bunch of candies for my fellow bus companions to give him on their way off the bus.
Charles – I wish you well on your retirement. Thanks for the memories and advice… and God Bless!