Our friends at the ever-excellent Muni Diaries today bring a lovely little tale about the driver of a 67 Muni bus who explained how he came to embrace God and Life in the Slow Lane:
“So back when I was a teen, I used to always drive really fast. I’m talkin’ stupid fast, OK? I had a sports car, and I would take that thing up to maybe 120 sometimes on the freeway,” [says the 67 Muni bus driver].
The passengers sitting near me begin shifting their eyes in the driver’s direction, with concerned looks on their faces.
“So this one night at like 2 in the morning I’m speeding down the freeway and I hear a voice in my head.”
Slow down. Stop.
“I say to myself, that’s ridiculous, why should I stop? This is an empty freeway, it’s 2 in the morning. Ain’t no one out here. And then I hear the voice again.”
Slow down. Stop. There’s a car up ahead.
“So I hit my brakes and stop. And sure enough right in front of me there’s a car that’s been in an accident. Its headlights are shut off, and it’s sideways across the freeway. I came so close to driving straight into it!”
“Wow,” the woman says.
“So I’m stopped there on the freeway and I’m in shock, and I’m asking, how can this be? How can this be? And I started crying right there. God saved me! God saved my life that day. And so then I decided I would stop driving so stupid fast, and I would become a bus driver to take people places and keep them safe.”
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