Something funny happened in the morning.
As usual, I took bus service Express 506 to work. And slept along the way. Woke up. Look around. Oh still at PIE. Yey can still sleep. Then I woke up to find myself at Sixth Avenue near Bukit Timah.
My first thought, “Alamak! Overslept! And Express 506 stops at Jurong East Interchange!”
So of course I looked for the nearest bus stop but the bus didn’t stop at any of them. I was filled with dread at the thought of having to patah balik & being late.
Then the bus passed through Eng Neo Ave, then Bukit Timah Rd, and to Jalan Jurong Kechil. I didn’t remember passing through this route when I took the bus to Jurong East before but naturally, the bus driver knows better right?
When we reached Jalan Jurong Kechil, instead of continuing on the main road, the bus driver instead turned to the small roads amongst the Semi-D & bungalows. Huh?
Which SBS bus ever goes through that route that is only meant for cars?
Then turn here, turn there, and after a series of more turns, at last we reached… Bukit Batok Crescent. The bus stop I always alight for work.
Turns out that he had made the wrong exit after PIE and had to make one whole round just to come back to the right route. Even bus drivers make mistakes. I guess he was having Monday blues just like the rest of his passengers.
And I thought I had overslept. Hahaha…