I travel around fairly often, especially in the summer, so I thought I would share with you some snapshots of my life here. I guess you can consider this the bus edition.
Most of the time you board the bus and find a seat. Then the conductor comes around and asks for you destination. Then you answer, and take out the smallest hole punch I have ever seen and makes a ton of holes on your ticket. He then hands the ticket to you and moves on down the aisle. Then you kind of have to decode the holes. It makes me laugh, because by the end of the day the floor looks like a parade passed through and only the confetti is left. Later the conductor comes around and collects the money.
I have learned to really appreciate the conductors, they are usually very helpful and very nice. And (probably because I am white/American) they always help make sure that I get off at the right place. (Which is a Godsend when I am going somewhere for the first time.)
Hope you enjoyed this little glimpse of my life!