The bus that I think will get me to my hotel arrives. Before dropping my change, I ask if the bus is going to my hotel. The drive utters a very long sentence in Spanish. I nod my head as if I have clue to what he's saying, and answer his final question with "Si." I grab a seat by a window and watch the lights of Madrid flash by.
After about an hour, the bus stops. I peer out the window at the traffic circle with the indistinct figure spouting water. I look down at bus stop where I'd waited. I asked the driver, "Plaza blah"? He says, "Si", points to a hotel on the other side of the traffic circle and laughs. "You like my little tour of the city?" Getting off the bus, I glare at him and say "Dos Cervazas, por favor." and try exit with some dignity.