Manhattan's bus drivers are a special breed. Some of them are grumpy, some are funny, but most of them are born entertainers. Just one example. One evening in July, on the M104 bus going uptown, the driver announced: “Ladies and gentlemen, due to M.T.A. budget cuts, we only have wheels on one side of the bus. So if you’d all lean to the left side, we’d really appreciate it.” Totally deadpan. Most of the passengers seemed unfazed, but a few of them chuckled for blocks.