Before I happened upon the frustrated ibis that I recorded in Sydney this evening, I found this other example of weird animal behavior. This is a line of commuters lining up to catch buses at the height of evening rush hour in Sydney, which is no picnic. Have you ever seen anything so orderly, especially with such a large crowd of random city folk? People trying to get home after work? On a humid day that’s seen rain off and on, sometimes heavy? Standing patiently in a very tight line that wraps neatly around the shelters and provides more than sufficient room for pedestrians to pass by?

This would surprise me to see in Singapore, a city/country known for instilling discipline and regimenting lifestyles. But to see it in Australia? No way! These are pod people! These are creepy, no-good, alien pod people! Do not go to sleep, people!


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