I’ve been known to complain about OC Transpo, in particular during the eternal driver strike in minus 50 weather last winter. Today, however, was a bright moment, which I’ll share with you. Tonight as I boarded the bus, the driver was very polite, very kind, and said hello to every passenger getting on in crowded rush hour traffic (and there were many of us).
I’m sitting there staring out the window into the dark December night when I hear a robust tenor voice start singing, loudly, “What child is this who laid to rest in Mary’s lap is sleeping”–you know the Christmas carol to the tune of Greensleeves. Concluding with a strong finish: “this, this is Christ the King” resonating throughout the bus…I was smiling and was quite sure he was done. But no.
Only in Ottawa would a bus driver carry forward with the exact same Christmas song, this time in French.
Made my evening, that.by