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Impatient bus drivers that move off before I'm seated

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Travelling by bus has its ups and downs.  I like the fact that I'm doing my bit for the environment and it can work out cheaper than owning a car.  On the downside, you have to put up with drunken yobs and the 'feet on seat' brigade - you know the ones, mindless young people, leaning against the window with their dirty feet planted on the adjacent seat... annoying mobile phones and litter etc.  I'm sure you get the picture.

clinging on to the pole as the bus lurches around

Now, a new annoyance has emerged.  Reckless bus drivers who take your money and then race off, leaving you to stagger up the aisle with your bags, clinging on to the pole as the bus lurches around, with the last remaining seat at the back of the bus firmly in your sights, like the holy grail of bus furniture.

A bus moving fast It makes me laugh though, that there are polite, 'caring' little notices, entreating me, when alighting from the vehicle, to remain in my seat until the bus has stopped, thereby ensuring my safety and convenience.  What about actually getting ON the bus though, when you have no control over when the driver 'moves off'.  Also, bear in mind the fact that you are travelling backwards and can't see if the driver is going to have to stop in a hurry?

The couple of seconds the driver saves by not waiting could easily be cancelled out at the next set of lights anyway.  So please, bus companies, insist that your drivers follow the procedure of waiting until people actually get a chance to SIT DOWN.  It could cost you a lot in compensation if someone falls over and gets hurt because your drivers are too impatient to wait a few moments.  Thanks.

By: Reluctant bus user


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jetty Boy

jetty Boy

Money? I thought they were still using sea shells and swedes in Norwich.
jetty Boy
17th Aug 13 15:38

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Nervous in Norwich

Nervous in Norwich

I was sat at the back of a bus and in the mirror, I could see that the driver was counting money while driving. Bit dangerous, don't you think?
Nervous in Norwich
17th Aug 13 14:33

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troll hunter

troll hunter

He's just a boring little troll. There are loads on here.
troll hunter
17th Aug 13 00:24

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Craig D

Craig D

I wonder if Nick falls into the catergory of either 'old crooks' or 'dole scums' Come on Nick, are you a 'decent person' who drives his own car? or are you, as I suspect a silly little tosser.
Craig D
3rd Jul 13 18:10

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Norm

Norm

The only reason people write stupid stuff on this site is cause they like to slag one another off. It's cheaper and safer than outside a boozer looking for a fight. And most of you are old fogies anyway.
Norm
3rd Jul 13 17:56

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Just cannot let it go.

Just cannot let it go.

FL, You know these two liners are written by angry upset people just looking for a response such as your's, it's a good practice not to rise to every stupid comment posted by morons. Retaliatory replies only encourage more abusive material. That's why recently there has been an increase in aggressive content on this site.
Just cannot let it go.
3rd Jul 13 16:44

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Friday Lunchtime

Friday Lunchtime

"The only people who use the bus these days are those who can use it for free, i.e. the old crooks and the dole scums. Decent people all drive their own cars. Full stop."

What utter uninformed, ignorant, and bigoted drivel!
Friday Lunchtime
3rd Jul 13 15:57

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Nick

Nick

The only people who use the bus these days are those who can use it for free, i.e. the old crooks and the dole scums. Decent people all drive their own cars. Full stop.
Nick
3rd Jul 13 13:45

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Brighton driver

Brighton driver

I always try to pull away when its safe. If someone is very elderly/frail or unsteady or anything I'll actually watch them to a seat. The ones that do annoy me are the ones who, after asking me to wait, which I am more than happy to do, they take forever choosing their seat (7 minutes is the record for me) I do understand some people have a place they prefer to sit for travel sickness/security/personal reasons, but the ones that ask are often the ones that spend the least time sitting down. They get up, move seats, then come up for a paper, then they are up and at the door immediately after you pull away from the stop before theirs.

The other ones are the repetitive bell ringers. Especially at the terminus/bus stations where you obviously have to stop. People who deliberately bring on a huge note knowing we can't change it, they walk. The ones that hammer on the doors at traffic lights. It's illegal to let them on. And finally, the bus companies really should put this on the stops, but once you pull away, (It's not that well known but you can get into a lot of trouble for it) But as soon as you indicate to pull away you can't let anyone on, even if you don't move, as you have committed yourself to the maneuver and if you reopen the doors you'll get every runner coming up chancing it. Once you indicate as soon as you can move, you must move. They really need to publicise that.
Brighton driver
30th Jun 13 23:14

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Cornish Roy

Cornish Roy

@Friday lunchtime I can't help calling you little buddy, 'cos you are my boo, my li'l pet. I want snuggles wit choo!
Cornish Roy
25th Jun 13 08:31

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Yawn

Yawn

Chris 2, Thank you, It's nice that you realize you have been beaten over this matter.

or do you?
Yawn
24th Jun 13 22:05

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Chris 2

Chris 2

Yawn


“We can keep doing this forever but I promise you, I'll never let you have the last word.”



I think that might be one of the saddest things I have ever read here. I never thought my life was that exciting, the usual round of work, friends , family, hobbies, garden, holidays etc , but now I see I should appreciate it more.

I can’t imagine having a life so empty that I could be bothered with “doing this forever”.

I feel genuinely sorry for you. Well, you may not have much of a life but, as they say, every dog has his day and this is yours.

I give you permission to “have the last word.” You promise me you can keep it up forever? I promise you that you won’t have to because I pity you and I really could not be bothered.

So, with my full permission, have the last word and I promise I won’t reply to you on this subject. I know you will say you don’t need my permission, but that does not change the fact that you will be posting with my full and unreserved permission, and no come back from me.

The puppy shall have his day. Go for it.
Chris 2
24th Jun 13 21:13

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Friday Lunchtime

Friday Lunchtime

Thanks for the kind offer, but I won't be taking you up on it, and in fact if you'd care to tell me where you live, I'll make sure to be as far away as possible.
Friday Lunchtime
24th Jun 13 11:10

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yawn

yawn

@ Friday Lunchtime, If I come to live near you,will you be my little buddy. My mummy said I should make more buddies and you sound like the sort of OAP it'll be fun to hang with. I could oil your zimmer for you.
yawn
24th Jun 13 10:27

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Friday Lunchtime

Friday Lunchtime

I am not your 'little buddy', so please desist from using that irritating, childish and patronising USAmerican style of address.

Are you the poster formerly known as 'Jobby', or are you just trying to mimic him?
Friday Lunchtime
23rd Jun 13 19:24

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