Riding the Bus
July 11, 2011 by admncc
My one buddy calls it “riding the bus.” My other buddy calls it “same-siders.” I’ve been known to say that it’s just plain weird. But I’ll be curious to see what you think. So take a moment to picture this story for me.
My family and I are in a restaurant over the weekend. We see a young couple come in and add their name to the waiting list. They were holding hands when they walked in the door, they were holding hands when they talked to the hostess and they continued to hold hands while they stood there. As the man’s name was called, they walked to the table and proceeded to sit on the same side of the booth together. Then, he sat with his arm around her for the entire meal. And when they weren’t physically using their forks to eat, they were holding hands under the table.
So you know me, I went over and took a picture of them. It isn’t the best picture, but it at least gives you an idea of what I’m talking about. Now, I don’t know why, but whenever I’ve seen this behavior in the past, I’ve never understood it. Part of it seems like a silly PDA thing – I mean, is it really necessary to hold hands while you eat? And part of it seems like some sort of goofy controlling-relationship thing? Or, as my wife put it, they were “just horny.” And maybe that’s true too.
You might ask who I am to question this couple’s relationship. And I would agree with you. But judging by a few people I spoke to and some of the comments on Twitter when I posted the picture, I’m not in the minority with my opinion. It’s funny; I remember making fun of a couple back in college who acted this way. Even at that age, I thought it was silly for them to be “riding the bus.” So you tell me. Are they cute and “lovey dovey” or is it just plain weird?