So we were driving home today and were at the stoplight close to home. When the light turns green, the AC transit bus in the next lane over *lurches* forward and spews out this thick cloud of gas.
My first thought: Well, clearly someone forgot to do their smog checkup. OMG my clean air!
And then we pass by the bus and I glance at it in the rear view mirror, and see that the top pipe-like part of the bus that spewed the gas... was in flames. Yes, it was on fire.
My second thought: ZOMG please don't let it blow up while I'm in the vicinity. *steps on accelerator*
My mom: WTF are you doing?
Me: Run away! Run away! Flaming bus!
Mom: What flaming bus?
Me: The one in the rearview mirror!
Mom: *turns and looks back* I don't see the bus. You sure you saw fire?
Me: What you think I could mistake it? And of course you don't see the bus given how I just zoomed outta there like a bat outta hell.
Mom: *proceeds to argue with me about the existence of fire on the bus that she did not see*
Then as we get home we could hear the fire engine alarms in the distance.
Me: AhA! See! See! I told ya!
Mom: How do you know it's sounding its alarms cuz of that bus? It couldn't have gotten word and got here that fast.
Me: *headdesk* I guess the concept of emergency response escapes you... =_=
I would kinda hope that the fire truck can respond in a timely fashion to a bus that is on fire in the middle of a very busy street during rush-hour traffic...
Also, note to self, avoid buses for the next however much time it takes me to forget this incident. :p