"Very Important People" - Gus Gus, 1999
Because John's broken finger is still healing, he isn't supposed to be driving. So on the days that I don't work, I've been driving him back and forth to one of Oxford's park and ride lots to catch a shuttle bus to work.
Last Thursday morning, I watched as the 700 bus he was on left the park and ride terminal area and headed out for the various Oxford hospital areas it services. It was a double-decker bus with a movie ad strip running down the side.
The ad was for a film called "The Dispensables". As the bus and its passengers pulled out, I couldn't help but think that the title on the bus was completely wrong as a label for the bus.
That bus was full of people who aren't dispensable. Far from it. Besides my own husband, there were other husbands plus wives, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters and friends on that bus. The people on the bus were VIPS, not dispensables.