Not the sort of thing I usually see
I had an appointment with the ENT again this morning, the cauterised nose has been bleeding again, although nowhere near as profusely as last year, so I hauled myself out of bed at a respectable hour, had breakfast and headed to the bus stop. I was met halfway by a neighbour who knew I was going and was told he would be my bodyguard. I said I didn't need bodyguarding, he said wait until you see what's at the bus stop.
So we rounded the corner and there he was. A near-naked man, youngish, wearing a baseball cap, underpants and something on his feet that might have been thongs. He seemed to be off his head a bit, making agitated movements, constantly walking out into traffic and back again, picking up his back pack, putting it back on the seat, otherwise seemingly unable to stay still.
We hung back from the actual stop, not wanting to get too close, just in case he was more unstable than he seemed and I really hoped he wasn't going to get on the bus. But the bus arrived, I got on, 'bodyguard' got on as he had business to attend to in the city, a semi-disabled neighbour also got on, then the near-naked man indicated he would also get on. The driver talked him into putting his clothes on first and allowed him to ride without a ticket since he didn't have any money.
He chose a seat, sat down and either fell asleep or passed out.
At one stop the driver did try to wake him, but got no response. He called in to the depot and explained the situation and I don't know what happened after, as I got off the bus in the city and waited for another one to take me to my appointment.
I'm guessing the man would just be left on the bus, or removed by authorities when the bus arrived at a designated stop.