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The Memoirist

LIFE BEFORE RIDE-SHARING

Fine, I’ll Just Take the Bus

Not what I wanted to be doing after oral surgery

Photo by Shalvi Raj on Unsplash

I looked like I’d been punched in the face by She-Hulk. My lips were swollen, cheeks puffy, and blood dripped from my mouth, but I paid my fare and got on the bus.

I was too angry to care how I looked.

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Christine Schoenwald

Christine Schoenwald

Writer for The Los Angeles Times, Salon, The Startup, Tenderly, Fearless She Wrote, MuddyUm. Christineschoenwaldwriter.com