Saturday, 22 August 2009

Creatures Of Habit

Nothing to do with investing, but I found this story which amused me:

If you've always wondered where your cat goes when he disappears for hours on end, the mystery may finally have been solved: He's joyriding around England on public transportation.

Casper, a British kitty from Devon, has caught the same bus nearly every day for four years. He hops on, goes straight to the back and rides the bus for its entire route before getting off again in front of his house. He's so old now that the drivers make sure he gets off the bus at the right stop.

Elsewhere in the U.K., a mystery cat nicknamed Macavity takes the same bus a quarter of a mile several times a week, possibly to a fish and chips shop.

Both cats ride the bus like model commuters -- they sit quietly, don't speak, and respect others' privacy. There's no word on whether or not they get up for old people and pregnant ladies, but for the record we hope this phenomenon makes it stateside.