The Omnibus

The omnibus was just starting to pull out when it had to stop for traffic. A terrific deluge was gurgling into the drains and brimming over curbs as the clergyman ran up to the bus stop. The man waved without hope to get the driver’s attention, and to his surprise, she graciously opened the door. As he stepped on and dropped his coins into the fare box, the clergyman said, “I don’t think you are really supposed to do that.” The light changed, traffic moved, and she drove on into the dark rainfall.