LUXEMBOURG-VILLE — In what’s being called an inspiring story about the power of big dreams, a resident of the capital who drives a black Audi A8 goes around using the bus lane because he believes he is the trusty driver of a big city bus.
“Look at me, safely toting all these passengers around Luxembourg, using the bus lane because I’m driving a bus,” said the 60-something on Tuesday as he bypassed a traffic jam on Route d’Arlon. “Beep beep, watch out, public vehicle coming through.”
“Pardon me madame who’s giving me an evil look just because she and her sad little Twingo are stuck, but I’m not, as I get to use this special lane, because that’s a right granted to us bus drivers,” he said.
“Woohoo, look at how fast I’m going, leaving behind all those drivers who aren’t operating an 18-meter-long vehicle that serves the public good, gets workers to work on time, permits children to arrive safely at school, and helps society to function.”
The man, a retired property developer, is said to harbor other adorable delusions, such as that he is a rambunctious, lovable toddler which allows him to cut lines at shops, bakeries, and the post office, as well as that he is some sort of duke or baron which permits him to treat shopkeepers and waiters as miserable serfs living on his land.