This was my first experience riding a bus in Xi’an, and I must say it was an interesting one. I learned quite a bit from this ride, remembering that one of my classmates had his cellphone stolen on a bus in Xi’an a few days ago. Today sure was an experience. The bus I was taking was to go to an excellent bookstore, within the city walls, was packed. First I realized I needed to pay close attention to what stop I was at and how many I had left to go because of how bad the announcer speaker was on the bus. Half way through the bus ride I realized that I was getting pick pocketed. I felt someone trying to reach into my back pockets. I subtly checked over my shoulder and realized it was a little girl of 6 or 7. I then realized that a woman kept checking on me to see if I was paying attention. I assumed this was her mother and they were working together using such a clever system to rob foreigners. Even if I had turned around and saw this little girl I couldn’t have accused her of stealing because she would pretend to not know what was going on. I didn’t want to embarrass her, and thankfully I had anticipated this could happen so my phone and wallet were in my front jean pockets where my hands were protecting them. I thought to myself the rest of the bus ride how horrible it was that this mother had taught her daughter that that was the right thing to do.