This evening, the Bus was about 3 minutes late to the bus stop. I checked right after I left from work biking my way to the bus stop and realized the bus was few minutes late. I had initially planned for the next bus, and knew was going to miss this current one. Still tried however, and I was on dot at the same second of the time that bus arriving towards the bus stop. Apparently, there was no one else at the bus stop, and he would obviously not stop. I waved approaching the bus stop. Bus being at a speedier side and being unable to stop, I missed this bus right before my eyes. However, the driver noticed and stopped a few yards farther. I ran to the spot, racked the bike and got in. Driver says : “It is not safe, I won’t stop this way next time. you need to be at the bus stop before the bus arrives“. I said, Sorry and sat in , catching my breathe in.
few stops later, as the bus approached the stop at and closer to another intersection, we saw an old lady being undecisive on whether or not to cross the street at that intersection. She finally came back and indicating driver to wait. He did and had that lady board the bus.
Driver saar, what is happening today?
2 stops later, bus was about to turn left and there is another stop right after turning left on that street, and it is a local highway too. There was another lady jay-walked ran through the lights before the bus turned. Obviously the bus made its way to the right most and stopped the bus to have that lady board the bus. As she was walking in, Driver said “you shouldn’t be crossing the street likewise. It is dangerous, you put lives in jeopardy, and you may also be fined hundreds of dollars too. Please plan on getting to bus stop sooner”
moments later, I could see his frustration, but couldn’t really show out. Well, that’s the art most people often taught or learned here, that not to hurt others with words and be nice to people.
I liked the way he handled these situations, with calm but authoritative tone.
Well anyway, Driver saaaar, again, Sorry. Hope your rest of the drive on that route has been ok 🙂