Last week, a bus arrived at Sacramento State with No. 88 on the side and the route summary for the No. 88 on the front. Two co-eds with backpacks asked the driver if the bus was going to the Amtrak station. I was about to tell them they wanted the No. 30 bus when I heard the driver tell them he was going to the station. The two co-eds boarded the bus.
I walked over to the bus, and the driver explained that this was the No. 30 bus. I pointed out that both the front and side signs said this was the No. 88.
"Computer will do that," he explained.
I had been waiting for the No. 30 bus and if the two young women looking for the Amtrak station had not tipped me off, I would have missed the bus.
This all comes to mind because I was researching getting to American River Drive when the infoweb.sacrt.com coughed up this helpful suggestion:
Computers will do that, I thought.