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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Rude Bus Travellers

Posted on Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 1:23 PM

I guess in a way this bitch is also directed at myself. I'm on the bus home from work and I notice some teenaged-looking girls board a few stops after me. Halfway down the bus the driver snappily says to the last one, "Excuse me, can you come back up here please?" The girl goes back to the front of the bus and a conversation ensues, from what I can decipher she tried using an expired transfer as fare. The driver gives her a warning, "I should make you walk." But, lets it go and the girl takes her seat next to her friends. When the time comes for these women (and I use the term very loosely) to get off at their stop, the girl who had the 'talking to' walks up to the bus driver and berates her. Says, the driver is fat so she should walk more often, bitch this and bitch that and then triumphantly disembarks. I had the pleasure of getting off at the same stop as these ladies (again, loosely) and walking behind them for a few wonderful moments. The conversation that unfolded between them was sickening: "Oh my god you did so good. She totally deserved that." Then the girl who said it, "I wasn't even racist or anything." I'm mad at myself for not speaking up, not just for the bus driver but for humanity and what a stain people like that are on us. I'm sorry bus driver and world for failing you. —Quietly Boiling

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