Driving me mad
I READ your article giving advice to people who are new to catching buses (October 3) who would hopefully be using the half-price fare scheme for the two weekends in October. I was amused by the comment that you should ask the driver for information on d
I READ your article giving advice to people who are new to catching buses (October 3) who would hopefully be using the half-price fare scheme for the two weekends in October.
I was amused by the comment that you should ask the driver for information on destinations.
Most of the conversations frequent passengers have with some of the drivers, although thankfully not all, (especially not those working for Huntingdon and District) result in grunts from the drivers or even being ignored.
This is because one of the problems is that English is not their first language, the other being that the drivers have not been taught good manners.
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The points you missed out were how to stop a bus at the bus stops - you should put one foot in the road, make eye contact with the driver, wave your arms about and hope for the best - and, when getting off the bus, just ring the bell, run down the bus hanging on tightly and pray the driver does not decide just to stop dead.
MARY HODGE, Tennyson Avenue, St Ives
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