I am not a morning person, and as such I rarely get to work before 9 or even 9:30 some days. My bus ride to work generally consists of avoiding eye contact with the crazy people so as not to set anyone off.
However, on this particular morning, I got to work early so I could leave early to meet my dad at the airport. And if you get on the bus at 8 instead of 9, there are all of these cute little grade-school age children riding the bus with their older siblings, going to class. And they sit next to you and ask you questions, especially if you have a cool green pen, which is quite a novelty to a second-grader. (Eh, who I am kidding? It's a novelty to me too, that's why I use it).
Maybe this will motivate me to get up a little earlier...something I've been meaning to try for a while now. Every morning would get off to a better start if I could have a good conversation about the use of pens and pencils with a eight-year old.