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Monday, October 31, 2011

Bus Etiquette

Posted on Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 1:50 PM

Apparently, I found out recently, it's okay to stand in a bus driver's face and blab to him throughout the trip. I witnessed this a few nights ago. An elderly couple. They knew the driver. PLENTY of vacant seats. So, several of us heard about their current situations. Who cared? Not me. Irritating and not just to me. Grumbling and rolling of eyes. Didn't look safe either. Was waiting for the driver to calmly crash into something or someone. Oh well... When I asked for a transfer---I was BOLD enough to interrupt their gabfest, their bullshit---I got one but not without some attitude. Was told I was supposed to ask for one when I got on the crate. At that point I just wanted to escape. I told the trio that these folks should be sitting down and fled. Trashed the transfer. Called Metro Transit to complain but got nowhere. So, if you know a bus driver, folks, feel free to yak in his face and distract him. He won't care. Fortunately, I walk just about everywhere. Circumstances sometimes force me to take a bus. Usually there are no problems. However, I always remember the isolated cases of trouble or aggravation. Another one tries NOT to ride the bus. —Mike

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