I made it onto the 44 today, but I almost certainly shouldn’t have.  And the people who pushed themselves on at the next couple of stops really shouldn’t have gotten onto the bus.  That was bus was way too full — so full that not everyone standing up had enough room to plant their feet steadily, and the only thing keeping them from falling over was the fact that people were were crushing into them on all sides.

Also, to the nice lady sitting behind where I was standing, my sincere apologies for having to spend your entire commute with my butt eighteen inches from your nose.  I had nowhere else to put it.