Time To Move

By all measures, the bus terminal in this podunk town is insignificant. Of course, I’m used to taking the bus on the commute to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan for my job from our home in suburban New Jersey. But even though I am at the bus terminal every day during the week, I admit that it can be easy to get lost there, to meander around the vast building, looking for a gate or even for an exit to the streets of the city. It can be perplexing even to a seasoned traveler visiting New York City.

But here, literally in the middle of flyover country, the small bus station I’m standing in front of is at the opposite end of the spectrum. No concrete jungle infused by the suffocating fumes of hundreds of busses coming and going into a building inhabited by commuters and the homeless. Just a small building with weathered wood siding surrounded on three sides by a field covered by yellow dandelions, orange tiger lilies, and green shrubs. A single ticket window and a bulletin board with bus arrival and departure times posted on it. No lines, few people, and remarkably fresh air.

You know, living in a rural community like this might be a nice change of pace. We could probably buy a house here at a quarter of what our home in Jersey is worth. Escaping the hustle bustle of the big city might be a change for the better. I think I’ll call my wife and see if she’d be up for a move. She tends to overthink things, but I can be quite persuasive. After all, I’m a hugely successful salesman.

Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (terminal), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (insignificant), E.M.’s Random word Prompt meander), Word of the Day Challenge (perplex), My Vivid Blog (dandelion), Ragtag Daily Prompt (tiger), and Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge (overthink). Photo credit: Shutterstock/Resul Muslu

10 thoughts on “Time To Move

  1. Sadje February 2, 2022 / 5:59 pm

    Good use of all the words Fandango! Life in suburbs is more peaceful than city living

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  2. newepicauthor February 2, 2022 / 6:09 pm

    The saying says that you can always move out of New Jersey to find something better, but you may never be able to move back into it.

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    • Fandango February 2, 2022 / 9:36 pm

      That’s what they say, is it? I moved out of New Jersey with my family when I was only five, and then I moved back in 1978 and lived there for eight years before moving away again.


    • Nope, Not Pam February 3, 2022 / 1:23 am

      I have to agree. We were looking at moving back out to the country, but we’d never be able to afford to return 🤨

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  3. Maha February 2, 2022 / 7:37 pm

    Loved your description of this small bus station, it feels so good after reading 🙂

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  4. Marilyn Armstrong February 4, 2022 / 7:55 pm

    We don’t have a bus station OR a bus OR a train station. My son says we do have one Lyft somewhere. Around here in the big boonies, we drive, ride, or hoof it. This time of year? it really it really helps to get some help to bring home the groceries. I thank my son every day and every hour, even if he doesn’t know it.

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  5. leigha66 February 9, 2022 / 10:53 am

    A good job on all the prompts in this. Very real description of the bus stop area!

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