As previously written, I went home this past weekend, and it was a big deal because I haven't been home since Christmas. I took the Greyhound home to Memphis and it was THE WORST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE! It was the first and last time I take a Greyhound. Never again will I set foot in one of those buses; I will rent a car before I ride on it again. First, I arrived at the station to attain my ticket, and the man behind the counter tells me that "they may have overbooked the bus and I may not have a seat on this one. You might have a 4 hour wait till the next bus comes along. You know, Greyhound doesn't gurantee any seating."
I was shocked. I already bought an early-bird ticket online that was non-refundable. So, I'm stumbled. I dont know what to do. I decide just to sit around and wait for the bus to come. As I sit and wait, I learn that the bus I thought I bought a ticket for is 2 hours behind schedule. I am so frustrated at this point. The ride from Bowling Green to Memphis is only 4 hours, and this was turning into an all day event.
When the bus finally did come, it was indeed 2 hours late. I was lucky enough to get a seat on it. I thought the drama was over. I was able to get on the bus and go home. But I was wrong. Greyhound hired the rudest man to be a conductor. He was sooooooo rude to me. I asked him was this bus going to Memphis and he refused to answer me straight. I'm not going to print all the derogatory things he said because there may be young children who read this blog. I get on the bus and learn from others that it is common for Greyhound buses to run late all across the country. This is common!
So I decided that I don't see why I should buy a non-refundable ticket for a seat that I am not guranteed to have on a bus that continually runs late. Never again. I got home around 9:30 that night.
Although I hadn't been home in a while, I didn't actually spend a lot of time at my house. An old friend from high school invited me to her house Friday night. I know this irritated my mom, but I literally walked in my house, dropped off my bag, and grabbed the keys and left for my friends. We really didn't get to spend 30 minutes together, but I promised Saturday night belonged to her. I would do whatever she wanted to do. Just not Friday night.
The following morning, I drove to Nashville and back. I had to get my Visa application notarized and the only place to get it done was in Nashville. It was a pretty smooth trip. As promised, that night I stayed at the house with my mom. Just like she wanted.
Overall, it was a decent trip. I got to go to church and see my family and friends. I hope to see them on the 4th of July, but it looks no one will be able to drive and get me. I have already expressed that I will not be taking the Greyhound again.
But I'm not going to worry about it. This weekend is Holiday World with some buddies from campus. I'm not sure who all is coming, but it will be good to see them. I need a dose of Wabash these days.