Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Great things about being blind. The pit bull in disguise and the bus driver.

As promised, here is a story about my first guide and a very nice bus driver. I ended up having this bus driver quite regularly for several years. The first time he saw my first guide dog Gwenny, (a beautiful, calm, little, female black labrador retriever) he said, "I can't have that dog on my bus. That is a pit bull in disguise." I laughed and got on his bus. Every day, he would say something like, "Excuse me no vicious dogs allowed on my bus." Etc. I would just laugh and get on. We always chatted and he really loved my dog and found her very well behaved.
One day, I waited at the stop as usual, he pulled up as usual, and said, "I'm very sorry young lady but I don't allow dogs on my bus especially not vicious dogs like that." Someone standing beside me said, "You can't do that. You can't do that." He seemed very agitated.
As it turned out, he was a transit supervisor. both the driver and I explained about our inside joke and all was okay.
I thought that supervisor was going to pass out when he heard what the driver said.
Whenever someone mentions pit bulls to me, I think of that story.
I'm not trying to discredit pit bulls either. Smile!

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