A little after 3 p.m., I saw a bus stopped at
13th and Manor. It was leaking . . . something.
Just then, Mr. Fritz happened by
and called it in to the Hambones.
After the passengers had been moved onto
another bus, this RRTA employee, who may
have been the bus driver, started shoveling
absorbent sweeping compound onto the spill.
The Hambones soon arrived, inspected the
scene, and began aiding in the cleanup.
Not long after, an RRTA tow truck arrived
and so did a fire policeman, who can be seen
on the extreme right.
Even though traffic had been flowing normally
and safely, he took it upon himself to begin directing.
On his way back to his truck to get his gloves,
he stopped to chat.
(What about the traffic?)
He got his gloves but needed
something else from the truck.
(Um . . . dude . . . the traffic . . . ?)
In a few minutes, he walked back, even
as traffic flowed by normally and safely. . .
until he almost directed a truck into a car,
because no one was watching for traffic
coming across 13th Street.
Soon, the bus was ready for towing.
And there it goes.
So that's how it's done.