Ex nihilo nihil fit
April 20, 1957
ONLY IN L.A.--A woman about to board a Metro 91 bus at Hollywood Blvd. and Vine asked, "Do you go on La Brea?" (Some turn on Fairfax). The driver said no.
She asked: "You don't go on La Brea?"
He said: "No, lady, I don't."
She got on, started to put her fare in the box when the driver said firmly: "Lady, I said I didn't go on La Brea!"
She deposited her fare and said pleasantly: "Oh, that's all right--I didn't want to go there."
Which is one reason bus drivers acquire that harried look.