31 Oct 2007

London Buses and their drivers!


I don't know what bus drivers in other countries are like. Wonder if they are like some bus drivers here in London? You get bus drivers like I experienced today...and it wasn't my first experience with these bus drivers! There are the kind drivers and the cruel drivers! Yes, I would like to classify them as cruel!
I got on bus H37 to Richmond. The driver: Very kind and friendly. When other people were running for the bus, he stopped, waited patiently and they got on and thanked him for waiting. A couple of times it happened on my way to Richmond...and I thought...what a friendly man! Wish all drivers were like that!!
From Richmond, I was on bus 371 to Kingston... that was really a different experience. For the first time I got on a bus where the street names got announced! So, I don't have to worry! It was so cool!! Whenever the doors closed, the announcement came in a clear female voice: (of course female, we've got clear friendly voices!) "Bus 371....(pause).....to.....(pause)....Kingston!" This driver was also very friendly, waited for people who came a second or two too late, but indicated they want to get on too....
My trip back...from Richmond...from that particular point, where I had to catch my bus, there were also people waiting for buses to other directions... Bus ? stop, people got on....doors closed...one man came about 5 secs late...(doors already closed, driver hasn't started driving yet!!) The bus driver sat, plainly ignoring the man knocking as hard as he could for the driver to open. I mean, the bus wasn't moving at all!! Hasn't he got some eye span? He surely could see the man!! The man was also waving....but....to no avail!!

My bus arrived...got on...no problem...no announcements...also on the 371 back from Kingston...no announcements either...anyway....twice the driver ignored other people who were clearly running for the bus!! WHY ARE DRIVERS LIKE THIS!! So inhuman!!! This world would be such a better world and friendly world to live in if everyone could be more kind to other people!! Some people just don't have a heart! I think we should report drivers like that....
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5 comments:

  1. Ek kan nie onthou wanneer laas ek in 'n bus gery het nie!

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  3. Sorry to hear about your bad experience on some buses. Particularly as driving standards have never been higher - thanks to improved training and retention of staff.
    Most drivers take real pride in their work - and it is a shame when inconsiderate driving from a few tarnishes the reputation of the vast majority who work extremely hard to keep London moving.

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  4. Swak! Ongeskikte buffel.

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  5. To: tfl...thank you for taking notice of this!

    Aan Roer...ja, ek stem saam en hulle is met opset! Jy kan rerig sien die bestuurder weet die ander persoon is daar, jy kan ook sien hoe hy hom opsetlik ignoreer!

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