A FIRST-YEAR student is assuming that any bus he cares to board will take him into the city centre.
Stephen Malley, studying for a media and communications degree, is confident he does not have to bother with ‘dad stuff’ like bus timetables because his innate intelligence will provide all he needs.
He said: “I see a bus, I hop on, I take the ride. That’s how I live now. By my own rules.
“I asked the driver if we were going downtown, which is what they call it in the States where I’ve been, and he said some stuff I didn’t quite get so I headed to the back and chilled.
“We then drove through some bits of the city I really, really didn’t recognise. I don’t think they were the centre. Then we drove past some fields, then a few small towns, then more fields. By this time I was the only person on the bus.
“Then I had to pay again, then we did the whole journey in reverse then we were back at university and I had to get off because I had a lecture, but it was probably going to the centre next.
“Still, I’m not changing anything. I bet it’ll work brilliantly next time.”