Local Shuttle Regrets Leaving You Behind

EVANSTON — Sources confirmed that this past Thursday, the shuttle you missed was genuinely distraught that it left you behind at the bus stop.

The shuttle knew you were running late for your freshmen seminar. It knew that whenever you’re late, Billy takes your seat next to that cute redhead. The shuttle was also aware that you drank a little too much last night and that the walk to Kresge would turn you pale white as you stepped into class. It knew that it was your only hope. Yet despite its best attempts, the shuttle could not wait for you.

“It pained me to leave that student behind. The expression on his face as I drove away is frozen into my mind. I see it every time I close my eyes. I can’t sleep at night. I’m a failure.” The shuttle began to get choked up, and Flipside Investigators were forced to step in to console the shuttle.

The shuttle did admit that this wasn’t the first time it left without you. Remember that one time when the temperatures reached -120°? The shuttle guiltily admitted that though you were losing feeling in eight of your ten fingers, it made the selfish decision to depart before you arrived.

“I’m ashamed of what I’ve done. I vow, that from this point forward, I will be a new shuttle—one not controlled by intrinsic desires but one that always puts your needs first. I hope you forgive me. Ride me again. Please.”

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Brian Capella
Brian's favorite kind of tree is Red Pine, because he likes to break the needles in half and imagine that he is a powerful giant. Additionally, he can proudly say he has never seen a movie in his life. Brian graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in theology in 1679, and then received his M.A. in accordion playing. At Harvard, Brian spent his time rowing down the Charles with his lover Dave Matthews softly caressing his cheeks as they floated. Brian's favorite Ghostbusters character is the Stay-Puft Man. Nowadays, Brian spends his time stuffing his shirt with ice while watching Season 2 Episode 5 of Gilmore Girls on repeat.

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