So yesterday I'm on the bus going across the top of the city when these two little girls get on and run to the back. Looked like two sisters on their way to the mall. Maybe the parents saddled the older one with looking out for her little sister I thought, because I got the vibe that the older one didn't really want to be seen with her younger sibling. She, the older one, was probably about 12 going on 17, trying to look like a little Britney Spears impersonator with crazy attitude for someone her age. Another force ripe yout acting like she was older than she is and like she was cool. The younger one must have been somewhere between 7 to 10 with lots of energy still in that bubbly phase of childhood where you are discovering your limits.
So the bigger one sits right at the back of the bus completely oozing all her self determined coolness and aloofness. Her face says that she so doesn't want to have her little sister tagging along with her. The younger one initially sits on the rails of the bus' back door swinging all around until a lady says to the older sister that that is dangerous and she could get hurt. The older sister gets her to move and the bubbly energetic little girl comes down to the back where the older sister proceeds to try to ignore her. Little sis must be killing her cool vibe.
Not sure who started it most likely the smaller one but they start hitting each other and fooling around on the bus. The younger one had a big mischievous smile on her face all the while as she seemed to be enjoying it quite a bit but the older one still trying to maintain her coolness had this look like cut this out, this is so juvenile and I'm quite a big girl, I really don't want to be involved in this sort of behavior on public transit, it brings down my cool factor by at least 10 points. I was kind of thinking I wish these kids would just calm down but its no big deal I've seen worse on public transit. They'll get tired and it'll stop in a few minutes. It was just one of those sibling tussles I guess but then this encounter became a bit more disturbing. How so? The older sister started cursing the younger sister. I heard the B word once and the f word at least a couple of times.
Folks around me were pretending not to hear and see this behavior but I think everyone noticed. I was like whoa is this kid old enough to be using these words and shouldn't she be looking out for lil sis? I can sort of understand the younger one probably being a little hype going to the mall with big sis but the cursing from big sis. Whoa! What's with the crazy behavior? Instead of fighting back her sister and cursing at her she needs to be setting some sort of example for that yout.
Anyway I think one curse word too many or one punch too many and the little sister quietly drifted to the front of the bus where she disappeared from my view while the bigger sister remained behind trying to regain her coolness. I'm sitting thinking shouldn't she keep a better eye on her sibling. Suppose little girl runs away or gets off at the wrong stop. How's she going to explain that to moms when she gets home.
Lost track of little sister so I have no idea where she is but big sis has shaken off all the hijinks and has resumed her fraudulent 'look at me I'm a cool teenager type' pose.
The bus comes to its final stop and we all pile off the bus. I'm still wondering what if little girl got off the bus before the final stop since in the big crush of standing bodies that came on board since they fought I haven't seen her once since she went towards the front. And shouldn't bigger sister be more concerned about where little sister is. Especially after she done cuss out the yout so.
Well I was rather relieved when I saw little sister at the bottom of the steps waiting for big sister to disembark but imagine my surprise when I realized that she was with mommy and grandmom. Not only that but both mommy and grandmom had actually been on the bus sitting up front. Oh so that's where lil sis ran to! But wait a minute, ya mean ta tell me say your child in the back kicking up crazy ruckus and you on the bus and not a peep from you while one sister cusses the other. Un-frigging-believable!
p.s: Happy Thanksgiving to the Canadian massive.