Every morning

My office is about 15km from the place I live. I am going there by bus, switching from bus number 18 to number 17 at one point. I work in this company for a 7 years now and, in the morning, when I enter the bus I recognize about a half of the passengers – we all take the same bus at the same time for a years now.
So, instead of looking at them, I decided to look out of window; I am watching at the people passing by bus in their cars. This was just an usual morning, nothing spectacular happened. A couple in red Yugo, both young, talking about something funny; she has a grey cap on her head and beautiful smile. Two women in a light grey Citroen, the one behind wheel is gesturing, explaining something to the other. They are both dressed as a business kind of women; a lot of make up on their faces. A tired truck driver, the one of the kind I am afraid of when sharing the same road early in the morning. Fat and sweaty, smoke a lot, drink a lot, never sleep enough, wanting to transport as much as they can to get more money; one early morning they just fall asleep behind the wheel, speeding about 100 kmph with few tons of load behind them. And you can see them blinking in confuse when police is arresting them for killing the entire family in car they swept off the road…. Two men in a Fornetti pastry delivery truck. Fornetti, mmmmmmmmm….. I can almost feel the smell of warm, fruit jam filled pastry. The are both looking at people in bus, like there is someone they know. Older couple in expensive big car with foreign plates, heading south. She is sleeping, her mouth slightly opened. He is driving, cigarette in the corner of his mouth, eyes red, carefully looking at the traffic in front of him. Close behind him, too close for her own good, a woman in white Yugo. She don`t seem to take care of the safe distance, she is talking to someone on the mobile phone and checking her lipstick at the same time :yikes: I just shake a head….
We are approaching the bridge over Sava. Just before it I can see police checking on the truck driver, he is giving them license, talking something. Luckily, no one hurt this time….

Today afternoon we had something unusual, something I haven`t seen for some time. There was snowing with sun shining, the view from my window was amazing πŸ™‚

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43 Responses to Every morning

  1. rose-marie says:

    Oh, the Yugo is so cute :heart:. Do they still make those?I know exactly what you mean about the truck driver. I too get a little nervous if I'm driving in the early morning or late at night and meet a huge truck…Great hazy shot from your window :up:

  2. Capegirl says:

    how wonderful this was. so observant you are πŸ˜€ not a usual morning really Darko. most people don't even notice. very nice post and lovely photos -especially the highway.

  3. SittingFox says:

    You're very observant πŸ™‚ Nice details of the commute and the way people act during it! I agree that trucks can be terrifying…It's been cold here today but no snow, again 😦

  4. gdare says:

    @Rose-Marie – in car factory in Kragujevac they are still producing some version of it; but I am not sure a lot of people here would share your joy for Yugo πŸ™‚ they are too expensive for the quality they offer; on the other hand you can buy spare parts everywhere and they are cheap :D@Adele – I am looking at it almost every day for last 15 years; I always worked over the river (that means Belgrade :D); there are different cars and different people but they all have something in common; so, it was not hard to make this post πŸ˜€ thanks anyway :happy:@Michelle – believe me it was the morning as usual, I am looking at the same faces in bus, we almost started to say "good morning" to each other πŸ˜€ and sometimes I am just tired for looking at them, so instead I am looking through the window; I used to count the cars that were passing by, but after some time it became boring πŸ˜› the photo of a highway is not mine, I have :whisper: stole it :/whisper: from internet πŸ˜€

  5. rolling_thunder says:

    A great post. I wish I could just spot and remember details like that. x)

  6. Capegirl says:

    here we have a lot of homeless people. i wonder about them the most. what brought them there. and i also realise, that but for grace we might all have been there too…when you get talking to people, it's strange and amazing what you find out..and how we're all so alike too. and yet, unique. πŸ™‚

  7. gdare says:

    Life is amazing, ain`t it? So many people, so much different stories. Even among my friends, people I do know very well. So much ups and downs, happyness and sadness….When I was young, me and my friends used to sit in front of pubs and cafΓ©s and look at the people passing by… it was so interesting to look at all those faces and think about them…. πŸ™‚

  8. gdare says:

    Thank you, but believe me, this is not hard at all, just take a look outside the window πŸ˜€

  9. Capegirl says:

    it would be interesting to write a story about how you see these people for seven years and they see you…and what do you know? did you try to guess…do they think about your life….don't care…i wonder what you have in common, how you are different…what are your stories..yes. life is interesting.

  10. Capegirl says:

    funny πŸ˜€ ..what is a winner? to you? to me? what does it mean to "win"? to survive? to thrive? to conquer our weaknesses? to achieve? to be happy? or just not unhappy? to reach goals? to love? what does it mean to you Darko? does it matter if we don't? *gets philosophical*

  11. martinouellette says:

    Hey.. it's too late for coffee Michelle.

  12. martinouellette says:

    Nice post Darko. :up:I like rain or snow with sunlight, it gives a special mood.

  13. gdare says:

    I listened once a man saying something that sounded funny and strange at the moment, but made me think about us, people, from another point. He said we are all winners (?) He said, imagine all the spermatozoids that are swimming to the egg but only one in hundreds of thousands enters. Only one!!! And we are one part of that winner that got the race of his life. It was hilarious to me, but at the same time it is nice to think that way: we are/were all winners, at least once in a life πŸ˜€

  14. martinouellette says:


  15. Capegirl says:

    my chi is flowing freely carcajou!

  16. volkuro says:

    Good post! I also like to look at other people and wonder what kind of lives they live πŸ˜€

  17. attilasoul says:

    Very interesting post. I love the snow photo. We have been lucky this year here, we haven't had much snow at all! :happy:I got a little :eyes: over a truck driver that drinks a lot. Hopefully not while he drives?

  18. gdare says:

    @Michelle – the shortest answer to your questions would be: whatever makes you happy :)@Martin – thanks; it was snow, and this morning we have sun again but with -8C :)@Louis – I have never had a car and always travelld to school or job by bus; faces of people around me were always interested in some way πŸ˜€

  19. gdare says:

    This is usual for that kind of people: after a lots of hours of driving, they stop by in restaurants near the gas stations, to drink a coffee and few shots of some acohol; never eat or take a rest. Then, they sit behind the wheel and drive again. And, one morning they just close their eyes for a second, just one small second…….Of course, I`m not talking about all the truck drivers, a lot of them are professionals. This is just one special sort of them :irked:

  20. Capegirl says:

    they also occur in large numbers here. they drive buses to. there are many crashes in winter, in SA :frown:

  21. gdare says:

    In country, regional roads are not always in a good condition. Few years ago, a bus full of kids from Bulgaria missed the road and fell into a cold river. Tragedy….

  22. Capegirl says:

    :frown: very sad. it happens a lot here. each easter there is a bus crash when the zionists make there annual pilgrimage to hold easter services….there are lots of accidents in SA, just in general-poor maintenance of vehicles and drunk driving mostly or falling asleep. many victims are pedestrians too. the truck drivers here are well known for contributing to the spread of HIV, also. lets hope it gets better.

  23. gdare says:

    *shakes head*

  24. DedoDigital says:

    I like the photo with the light is very beatiful for me!.Ciao amico!.Hi friend!.:wizard:

  25. gdare says:

    Grazie mille di cuore, DD πŸ˜‰

  26. DedoDigital says:

    jajajaaj,,,,,,bravo!!…you speak very well!!!…I not speak very well english,and your lenguage i don't know nothing!!…Sorry!!.Grazie!!.Ciao!:wizard:

  27. gdare says:


  28. martinouellette says:

    Darko,I'm interested in your opinion about "Kosova" , if you have one. πŸ™‚

  29. gdare says:

    No, this was answer to Dedo Digital :)I will answer to you in private message.I don`t want to put politics on my blog.And it is more appropriate to say Kosovo. "Kosova" is albanian way to say it. And this is Serbian word :irked:

  30. martinouellette says:

    Short and sweet. I'll take that as an approbation. πŸ˜‰

  31. martinouellette says:

    Got it. :)We say Kosovo in french too. But I saw Kosova on TV so I wasn't sure anymore…..

  32. CedarFox says:

    Beautiful picture of the snow with the sun shining :up: We haven't got any new snow for a while, unless freezing rain counts.

  33. gdare says:

    Thanks Eric πŸ™‚

  34. gdare says:

    :yikes:Again…. :eyes:

  35. yomeriux says:

    Mmm…Fornetti…:heart: I have never tried it but I love it already…:lol: I love , love the photos!:up: and yes, it is SO interesting and fun to watch people and wonder about their lives…

  36. gdare says:

    Forneti is excellent. Here:

  37. yomeriux says:


  38. gdare says:

    And if you just could taste them….They are with peach and cherry jam filling, feta cheese or some kind of sausage πŸ™‚

  39. gdare says:


  40. yomeriux says:

    mmmmmmm…..stop it!!! hahaahaha….:jester: I want one with feta cheese :whistle:

  41. PainterWoman says:

    Thanks for sending me here Darko. Love the photos and absolutely loved your description of the people. The lady sleeping with her mouth open πŸ˜† The lady fixing her lipstick, talking on phone AND driving:yikes: and I think I'd stop the pastry truck. The picture of the pastries look really good. I usually avoid goodies like that but every once in a while I treat myself.

  42. gdare says:

    I`m glad you liked it, Pam πŸ™‚

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