Oh yeah - why the bus? Because two days ago I lost Reverse on my van. It just wasn't there. I took it as a metaphor. Yesterday, driving with Steve out to White Plains, I lost 5th Gear. The other gears kind of worked, but in a bit of a random order. No first, so I'd start in second, shift to third [which would act like first], and everything higher was missing so I'd down shift to second, which turned out to now be fourth. It made no sense. The metaphor was getting confused. We ended up riding with Kurt. I refuse to accept that as a metaphor.
So now I'm on the bus.