Stupid bus drivers

Discussion in 'Slimming World Off Topic' started by kingleds, 12 May 2011 Social URL.

  1. kingleds

    kingleds Gold Member

    Posts:
    5,816
    Likes Received:
    82
    Diet:
    SW all the way
    I get the bus each morning to the train station and over the last few weeks have had a succesion of stupid bus drivers. A number have just forgotton to go to the station ( it only goes there weekday mornings) but today the driver actually got the bus stuck, yes STUCK going round a corner - after forgetting to go to the station. Is it just me, or is something very wrong here. As far as i can see as a bus driver your job is to drive competently around a set route!
    Am v annoyed as missed my train 4 times in last few weeks as a result. Already having to get up at 5.30am to get this bus so don't want to get an earlier one!!
    Grrrrr
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. fillymum

    fillymum synful soul

    Posts:
    8,316
    Likes Received:
    161
    Start Weight:
    107kg
    Current Weight:
    85kg
    Goal Weight:
    79kg
    Lost(%):
    22kg(20.56%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    That is appalling and sounds unbelievable that a bus driver does not know something as fundamentally basic as his route.

    Love your doggie !!
     
    Last edited: 12 May 2011
  4. woodmouse

    woodmouse Gold Member

    Posts:
    5,213
    Likes Received:
    4
    Diet:
    various then S&S/Paleo now 5:2 with 16.8
    If you're in the u.k. write to the Customer Services' person for your bus company. I complained to StageCoach last year as I live right at the end of a long route, on the edge of town, and the listed 'terminus' (a roadside stop with a small shelter) was about half a mile before the stop I needed to get off, and that's where the early evening buses were timetabled to finish their official routes before being bedded down for the night - although all the drivers had to drive on past my stop anyway. I had trouble with a few who either refused to stop there or pointed out that it wasn't an official stop for them at that time of day, which made things unpleasant. Anyway, as a result of my writing in and detailing the problem, I got a very nice letter back, with an apology, and the promise that the terminus would be changed to my stop at the next review. Which it was, and no trouble for the past year! Worth a try - good luck anyway!!



     
  5. Shirleen

    Shirleen Gold Member

    Posts:
    5,605
    Likes Received:
    64
    Start Weight:
    21st12.5lb
    Current Weight:
    21st4lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st8.5lb(2.77%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    I once had to phone the bus company when the driver drove past a whole queue of passengers...and waved!!!! I was incensed! Rang the company immediately and received a letter a week later to say the driver had been suspended for it.
    Nothing ever gets better unless you complain!
     
  6. vic_palf

    vic_palf Full Member

    Posts:
    259
    Likes Received:
    2
    Start Weight:
    15st0lb
    Current Weight:
    15st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Slimmimg world
    I thought it was just bus drivers in my area that were bad. Recently a stagecoach bus mounted the curb at high speed and knocked my grandmother over which killed her and last month a school bus went under a bridge resulting in the top half of the double decker being sliced straight off, hospitalizing about 20 kids. Stupid. I'm sure obv there are good drivers but in my experience they are too careless.
     
  7. Happy Holidays

    Happy Holidays Gold Member

    Posts:
    18,581
    Likes Received:
    131
    Start Weight:
    9st11lb
    Current Weight:
    8st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st9lb
    Lost(%):
    1st2lb(11.68%)
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Unbelievable; my OH works on the railway & they have 'route' learning & regular tests to ensure they know what they are doing.

    Yes I'd definately complain, it's unacceptable.
     
  8. Mrs.S.

    Mrs.S. Gold Member

    Posts:
    5,723
    Likes Received:
    41
    Start Weight:
    18st3lb
    Current Weight:
    18st1lb
    Goal Weight:
    14st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st2lb(0.78%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    :O omg thats awful.

    I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother.

    Hugs xx

    Sent from Laura's iPhone using MiniMins
     
  9. fillymum

    fillymum synful soul

    Posts:
    8,316
    Likes Received:
    161
    Start Weight:
    107kg
    Current Weight:
    85kg
    Goal Weight:
    79kg
    Lost(%):
    22kg(20.56%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World

    That is disgraceful and so sad .

    hugs xxx
     
  10. kingleds

    kingleds Gold Member

    Posts:
    5,816
    Likes Received:
    82
    Diet:
    SW all the way
    Thats truly awful - and puts my being slightly late for work into perspective.
     
  11. vic_palf

    vic_palf Full Member

    Posts:
    259
    Likes Received:
    2
    Start Weight:
    15st0lb
    Current Weight:
    15st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Slimmimg world
    Thank you for your kind words. It was right outside our house too. She was 80 years old bless her.
     
  12. AnnaFaraday

    AnnaFaraday ..

    Posts:
    2,562
    Likes Received:
    46
    The driver tried to close the door and started to drive off as I was getting off the bus the other day. His excuse - I didn't see you! Well, either this diet is working or I had my cloak of invisibility with me that day.

    Not see me? At this size?

    Actually, the vast majority of bus drivers in our town are brilliant, and to be fair this driver was really sorry that he had made a mistake, and there was no harm done.
     
Popular Forums
  1. MiniMins.com is a weight loss support community helping each other on their weight loss journey. We have a multitude of forums, from Slimming World and Exante, to Success Stories. Click the logo at the top right to return to the forum home page at any time.
Loading...