I associate the word ‘pilot’ mainly with aeroplanes. Also, I think of small boats that help larger ones enter and leave ports. There is also, I believe, a creature called a ‘pilot fish’.

On arrival in Calcutta (now ‘Kolkata’) in West Bengal (India), I noticed that the local city buses have the word ‘pilot’ written on the doors that the bus drivers (i.e. pilots) use to enter their buses.

I am certain that I have never seen the word pilot used to describe a bus driver anywhere else I have visited.

A big ‘thank you’


Dear readers of my blog,

I really appreciate the interest that so many people are taking in my random jottings on this blog of mine. This is just a brief note to thank you all, and to encourage you to ask your friends to read and possibly also follow my postings. The comments I receive are gratefully accepted and a pleasure to read. So, don’t be shy: please tell me what you think about my writing.

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from Adam