Monday, December 18, 2006

In re burned buses

I’m afraid I may have been a bit misleading in a previous post when I suggested that angry mobs tend to burn buses following traffic accidents. What I failed to mention is that a traffic accident is in no way a prerequisite to a bus burning. Buses get burned for any number of reasons, most having nothing to do with the bus. Yesterday, for example, a bus was set on fire while its driver was sleeping in the back, and on November 30 a bus was burned to protest the vandalism of a statue. Both are obviously not traffic-related offenses.

The burning of buses is far too fascinating to ignore, so I’m going to keep a running tally of how many buses are set on fire during my stay here.

Buses Burned: 2