She woke up really early that morning to take a bus to another state. She got to the bus and just sat there, in her seat, waiting for the journey to begin. Because of the time, all she could see around her were the sleepy faces of barely awake people. Except for this one little girl running up and down the narrow corridor.
The child seemed pretty awake and happy. Two things the other passengers of the bus were not. Add that to the fact that the little girl was making noises in a small, confined area full of not-yet awake people, and you have a bus full of very irritated people.
No one said a thing, though. No one wanted to be the grumpy one calling the mother’s attention, telling her to control her wild child. No, they wanted someone else to do it. They would exchange glances with one another, turn around in their seats, an annoyed look on their faces, trying to show the mother how uncomfortable the behavior of her child was and how much that was bothering everyone around.
A few more minutes passed and people could barely contain themselves. Suddenly a woman at the back of the bus stood up, and with a very serious face said, “Disneyland, sit down right now!”
And with that everyone burst out laughing.
I hope Disneyland, wherever she is, continues to make people laugh to this day.
P.S.: What prompted me to write this story was the Stop! In The Name Of… Terrible Baby Names post. This is a true story, though. Couldn’t make that up if I wanted to.