When I took the bus, I was confused for a second. When you enter, you have to tap your pass on the card reader, and I forgot which section of the card reader to tap. It took me a few seconds to realize I was tapping on the wrong area and I looked like a newb. (To be fair, it’s designed poorly. I’ve watched many new people continually tap on the wrong part because the designers never heard of “affordances”.)

And then, I was about to sit down, and then stopped half way as I saw there was a sign on the seat. I think it said “For the infected?” Maybe I misread that. I scanned the area for a place to sit that didn’t have signs on them. It was all new to me!

↓ Transcript
Panel 1 -
Keren: You okay? Will you be fine getting to the clinic?
Errol: I think so? I have't taken the bus for over a year.

Panel 2 -
Keren: You'll be fine.
Errol: I don't think I remember the nuances of transit etiquette. Can you text me the bus numbers?

Panel 3 -
Keren: Sure thing!
Errol: It's like exiting Vault 111 into an unfamiliar and unforgiving land.

Panel 4 -
Keren: I...don't understand you.
Errol: That aligns with how everyone at work thinks.


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