68. 9am. Back of the bottom deck, on the left, facing backwards.
This is why it’s good to try different seats on the bus. From no other position would I have seen this awesome thing: a bus driver standing in the front of a 26 parked on the other side of the road (either resting or broken down), speaking into his mobile phone and gesticulating energetically with his hands. Through the slightly curved glass of the bus’s front window the driver brought to my mind a rapper in a recording booth, laying down some fresh rhymes – his stance, his gestures, the visible rhythm of his speech were all just exactly right.
And then he noticed me looking at him and gave me a wink. Kanye, eat your heart out.