Bugs on the Bus

Did the roaches pay for their tickets? (courtesy of ABC News)

Passengers aboard a Greyhound bus travelling from Atlantic City to New York on Friday got slightly more than they bargained for. Aside from sharing the ride with a bus full of strangers, they encountered hundreds of unwelcome passengers: cockroaches.

At some point during the fateful trip, roaches started pouring out of air vents, scurrying across the floor and crawling all over people and their belongings.

“There’s like a thousand roaches,” passenger Dawn Alexander later said. “And when I say infested, I mean infested. People were in the aisles literally brushing roaches off of them.”

Another passenger described it this way: “I sat down… roaches started crawling up on our clothes, falling down from the ceiling. Everything.”

As soon as the driver realized what was happening, he immediately pulled over and called for a new bus to be dispatched. Passengers were transferred over and, thankfully, completed the remainder of their trip bug-free.

Greyhound is investigating to determine if the roaches came from the bus or from someone’s luggage. But you and I both know they came from the bus. I’m fairly certain someone with a bag full of roaches would realize it as they were packing.

Between bugs on buses and disasters on cruise ships, it looks like 2013 is going to be a rough year for the transportation and travel industries.  Perhaps this is the year we should all stay closer to home…

Posted on March 18, 2013, in Perspectives and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Excuse the language, but OMFG!

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