So Chris and I were driving home tonight along Rt. 9, which happens to be the main commercial artery in our area. It has tons and tons of stores and strip malls on it, as well as being the only damn road that has a bus that runs into New York City. This is all important background information.
Anyway, we were driving home from celebrating Easter with his family when we noticed that all the cars were pulling into the left lane. We followed suit. Up ahead, there were flashing lights and lots of smoke. We wondered to each other what had happened.
And then we got close enough to see.
THE BUS STOP WAS ON FIRE.
Not a store, not a building, not anything you would think was flammable.
No, the glass and metal structure which serves as the bus stop had giant flames licking up one side. The glass and metal boxes which contain enclosed newspapers inside them, which stand next to the bus stop, were also on fire. There was a fire engine parked in front of it, although it didn't seem to be doing much of anything.
Now tell me how a glass and metal bus stop, sitting next to a highway, with no visible sign of any car accident near it... tell me how that catches on fire?
Because that was a pretty decent fire and it was hot enough that when we drove past it (one lane and a shoulder's distance from it), we could feel the heat in the car. It had to have been one of the most bizarre things I've seen in a good long while.
So, happy flaming Easter! How was everyone else's holiday?