Posted by: xinyongtianhua | December 16, 2009

第一次用老年证乘巴士

星期日风和日丽。已是12月中旬,真难得有这样的好天。天华忙于准备星期二的考试。我单独一人去了诺丁汉城里一趟,想看看能否在《万里》中国超市买到做醪糟的酒曲,其实是心里痒痒,想尝试一下头一天刚收到的老人免费巴士证。

 

运气不错,一出门就碰上一辆36路。上车后,驾驶员瞧了一眼我的乘车证,又对着我狠狠地看了足足三秒钟,大概心里在想:这小子也有六十岁了?看我一直举着乘车证不动,他便用手指了一下边上的读卡器,我这才赶紧把乘车证贴到读卡器前面“哔”了一下。

 

头一次用老年证乘巴士,心里多少有一点说不出是甜还是酸的滋味,不过更多的还是一种久别重逢的兴奋,大概是因为自从七年多前考过驾照以后就很少再坐巴士的缘故吧。36路是英国常见的双层巴士,坐在宽敞明亮的顶层,很有乘坐旅游车观览市容的感觉。慢慢地,我的脑海又回到十几年前我和天华刚来诺丁汉的那些日子。那时候,我们还不会驾车,上班都买了月票,每逢阳光明媚的星期天,也常乘坐这种“观览车”周游诺丁汉城里城外的大街和小巷,公园和超市。那时候,刚刚第一次在奇维尔买了我们的住房,我们还多次乘巴士去到城外科维克赛马场的星期日露天市场背回大包小袋的锅瓢碗盏,坛坛罐罐,“武装”我们的新家。那时候,我们每个周末都沿好几条巴士线路上上下下,去诺丁汉城里或者比斯顿街上买回我俩一周的吃喝。现在回想起那段日子,虽然生活比现在艰苦,而且没有自己开车的许多方便,到哪里都得坐巴士,但还是挺愉快和有趣的!

 

过不了太久,天华也要得到她的老年乘车证了。到时候,我们又一同多坐巴士少驾车,也算为保护地球作一点贡献吧。 

 


Responses

  1. 时光如梭,岁月流逝,黄昏已近,夕阳无限。但凡生命,皆循轨迹,唯平心靠近,去烦得宁。我也有感,从发现有白发以来,大概已有十几年了吧,过去一直没觉着怎么地,它不彰显。可近来却发现无论怎么遮掩好像都盖不住似的,直往外冒。新民

  2. 真要盖住,岂不容易:涂点染料,蒙人骗己

  3. IN China,we have the same card by bus for free ,but we won’t have it until we are 70 years old.Now more and more people ESP.young ones enjoy driving cars.So the traffic in city is a big problem and some other problems: such as: pollution,gas…….If everyone is like your thinking,that our earth will be saved. Xiao-yun

  4. Don’t think that the western people are very "environment-friendly". In England, most people prefer to drive car. Driving your own car is always more convenient than taking bus here. In addition, the bus ticket is very expensive! That’s why I’ve missed the bus for more than 7 years!

  5. 你太年轻了,没有谁会相信你有六十岁,还是等几年柴老师也有老年乘车证再坐吧!

  6. 快了,用不着再等“几年”了!

  7. 真心地羡慕你们!


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