* Most of The Vanpool talk focuses around college basketball and China's emergence as a world power. We make it into Midtown and let Barbara off at her stop.
"Are we there yet," she asks. She then pauses and laughs completely by herself.
She then leaves the van without shutting the door. One of the middle aged guys who sits in the front of the van has to shut it for her.
"Hopefully one day she'll leave me a tip."