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Riding with animals

Dear Editor:

Other animals are on buses, why not dogs? As a full-time rider for the past six years, I have ridden with many animals on the RFTA buses, including the animals that bring their drinks, meals and desserts to eat on the way home from City Market and McDonald’s, then leave the garbage on or under the seat.

Then there are the animals that feel it’s OK to do their personal hygiene on the bus, including the one from Rubey Park on a crowded downvalley bus who decided it was OK to remove her nail polish for 20 minutes while talking on the cell phone.

So far, the best to date is the two animals that get on the 7:04 a.m. at Aspen Junction every morning to go to school in Aspen. These two animals have the most wonderful vocabulary I have heard since bartending in New York 20 years ago. They know and are proud to share with everybody every four-letter word that they have learned from their breeders. One trip to Aspen with them even included a nice story about how some friends were so f—ing stupid to get caught shoplifting; as was told, these f—ing a—holes didn’t bother to cut the f—ing security tags off while in the dressing room ” a—holes. This story lasted 20 minutes. The mother in that Audi car that drops them at the bus stop must be so proud of her training. So dogs on buses ” would we really notice?

Soon to be driving.

Robert Tebaldi


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