Dear Honolulu City Bus,
We have had our ups and downs, and I can't believe that our relationship made it to the year and a half mark! I remember the first time that I saw you- you seemed so willing to be there for me, so willing to help me get where I needed to go, I could sit in comfort and it was these attributes that made you attractive.
"Unrest of spirit is a mark of life; one problem after another presents itself
and in the solving of them we can find our greatest pleasure."
But lately, I have been tired; tired of you not showing up when you said you would, of getting in just barely to a crowded bus. Of checking my phone only to find out that you'd ditched me completely, and tired of you being unreliable. Your drama recently has made me late to work at least once a month! Sometimes I even wondered if you were cheating on me... I smelled so many of those other people's body odor on you, and I knew what you'd been up to.
"Take The A Train" - Duke Ellington
Tough as it was, I have to be honest. I met someone new. That someone is my new car, and it is shiny and fast and always there when I need it. I have found the kind of relationship I've been craving, one where we work together, one where there is accountability and caring. My new relationship puts my needs above everyone else's, and I never feel like I am left waiting with no idea of what will come next.
It is so refreshing to find someone dependable and reliable, and I truly feel that this new relationship will take me exactly where I need to go in the future. It's not you or the rail, and I know the rail tragedy will be worse, it's me. My needs were just a little greater than what you could provide, and so, Dear Bus, I had to break up with you. There are plenty of loud, hygiene-retarded fish in the sea, and you may find someone new. Maybe even if you only have standing room only. I wish you the best.
All my love, Gail