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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Distracted Drivers

Posted By on Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 8:52 AM

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Ok, I get it that driving the #1 bus might get a bit boring, BUT could ya not chat with your friend all the way from the bridge terminal to Mumford? And please don’t look at your friend’s phone!I know someone else complained about this. I have too, to Halifax transit,  but the issue seems to be on no one’s radar. Regular Rider Who Thinks Most Transit Drivers Are Doing A Great Job

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

What's a bus schedule

Posted By on Sat, Mar 7, 2020 at 9:46 AM

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I don’t know if I missed the memo, but at the bus terminal, the departure times now seem to mean “bus driver is going to wander off and then saunter back eventually, we might leave in 10 minutes, depends if I see my friend.” I understand that things may come up, but this has been a daily occurrence for weeks. — Hey I Have Places To Be, Thanks

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Bus buddies begone!

Posted By on Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 9:20 AM

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Dear Bus Buddies: you know who you are. You stand up front near the driver ("your buddy") chewing the fat and blocking the entrance to passengers. Sure, there may be plenty of seats available to choose from, and gasp, sit in, but you prefer to stand and gab, gab and stand, narrowing the aisle, creating bottlenecks with total disregard for others. Could you be distracting the driver? Heck no! They blew past that frigid soul at the last stop because your stories are just sooo interesting. Please Bus Buddy, sit down. Get the fuck out of the way. Leave the drivers alone. Stop for the love of all that is safe and sound. I doubt the drivers will miss you. — Busing Bitcher

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Halifax Transit

Posted By on Thu, Jan 23, 2020 at 2:46 PM

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Why do you even have a schedule? It would be more accurate to just tell your customers, “Show up at the bus stop two hours before you need to be somewhere and we guarantee a 50 percent chance you'll be on time. May the bus gods smile upon you.” — Cold

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Students on transit

Posted By on Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 10:37 AM

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Dear Students: When you are on a crowded bus, look up from your phones, and when you see an older commuter on the bus standing, get up and offer them the seat! It is called being polite. It won't hurt you, and it might also make you feel good as the older person sits and you, with better balance, ride the next few stops. Also, a bit about bus-stop etiquette: the person who is at the stop first gets on first. If you get there after six people have already been standing around waiting for the bus, you are the seventh to get on, not the first because you moved the fastest or barged ahead. Again, it is called being polite! Try it, you might like it.  —Talkin' Transit

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Hey boy boomers

Posted By on Tue, Dec 24, 2019 at 11:11 AM

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Dear men,
Women on the bus don't want to talk to you. Or more accurately, they don't want you to talk at them. Does she have headphones on? Is she reading? Or is she employing these strategies just to signal to you (because yes, this is about you) that she doesn't want you to talk to her? Keep your anecdotes to yourself.
—C
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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Good times…

Posted By on Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 3:53 PM

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It took four hours to get home from work the other night due to the storm, including 90 minutes outside waiting for the bus (any bus) to show up. Luckily I wasn't alone. Shout out to my new bus stop friends. Red jacket guy, "I went all the way to Sackville" girl, lotsa cursing man, and the rest of the bus stop 6014 crew. Ain't no party like a bus stop party!

Special no thanks to Halifax Transit for not updating their Twitter all day or providing updates of any kind on all the detours and delays.
—Shivveringly Cold
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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Halifax Transit strikes out

Posted By on Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 9:38 AM

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It's official… The new bus routes make commuting less convenient and were obviously thought up by people who don't depend on buses.
—Bad Mood Every Morning
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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Human rights violation on Halifax Transit

Posted By on Thu, Nov 14, 2019 at 2:33 PM

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We've invested millions to upgrade the transit buses with modern tech. Each bus has a digital display that shows the next stop, and "stop requested" when required. I've been on at least six buses this year, that the stop request isn't displayed. I had my headphones on and didn't hear the bell. So as far as I knew, the driver wasn't going to stop for me. On a crowded bus, it's difficult to get to the driver to ask.

When I've told drivers that the stop request wasn't working, they would laugh at me and tell me their display let them know to stop, so basically fuck off. Like they don't care about customer satisfaction. Since it's happened repeatedly, the drivers haven't reported a problem with the bus, so the drivers must have shut off the display.

I don't think that it's a matter of driver's IQ. Except that these displays were installed for the hearing impaired. If someone is deaf, they won't hear the bell and have no way of knowing if the driver was going to stop for them. That is clearly a human rights violation, as Halifax Transit boasted that all buses are now accessible. It appears that Halifax Transit and the drivers are lying to us.
—My IQ Is Greater Than The Combined IQ Of Hfx Transit
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Friday, November 1, 2019

Metro Transit

Posted By on Fri, Nov 1, 2019 at 12:37 PM

Why must you suck so much? Please stop. I just want to go home but my bus just never came.
—Busser
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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Another calm and reasoned bus Bitch with a side of male tears

Posted By on Thu, Oct 31, 2019 at 10:18 AM

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Big shout-out to all the extra Y Chromosome types who are so starved for attention that they feel an entitlement to block the front entrance and share with the driver their autobiography, snippets of life-affirming wisdom and observations about the state of the world. Shut the fuck up. Sit the fuck down.
—Ross A. Parksandrec
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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Public service announcement for all who bring strollers on the bus

Posted By on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 2:08 PM

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The world doesn't revolve around you, and neither should other passengers. Don't block the aisle with your baby—if I was a mean person I'd toss that thing on the street. The seats flip up not only for wheelchairs but for strollers, too. Get off your lazy ass and be aware of those around you. Tuck that monstrosity to the side and let others pass.
—I'm Going To Start Paper-cutting Mothers With My Bus Pass
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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Have that shit ready to go

Posted By on Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 12:36 PM

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I'll never understand how people can stand at a bus stop for 15 minutes, and it's only when the bus has pulled up and opened its door that they think to start looking in their wallet, purse, backpack, etc. for their bus pass or change. It's like, what the hell were you thinking about for the past 15 minutes? What was going through your pea brain all that time? Then of course the bus driver, and everybody else on the bus, has to sit and wait for you to get your shit together and show your pass to the driver before we can move the fuck on to the next bus stop. Get your shit together and have that shit ready to go before the bus pulls up, and stop wasting everybody's time!
—Idiots Everywhere
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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

To the unfit mom on the #9

Posted By on Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 1:33 PM

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I witnessed your hissy fit in front of a busload of passengers. I can't believe you would risk your child's safety and wellbeing by insisting he/she stay in that plastic car. The driver simply asked you to seat the child with you. You were rude, condescending and frankly abusive. The supervisor and driver were willing to continue downtown. Instead, you proceeded on a profanity laced tirade in front of your own and other kids—a busload of passengers.

Then you had to get abusive with the driver when you were called out on your reprehensible behaviour. What do think would've happened when you ordered him to drive? I would've walked off too, rather than endure your abuse. Any wonder the police finally escorted you off!

Here's a tip: You don't run things and no one owes you anything, you entitled snot. You're frankly an unfit mother and you set one hell of a poor example for your kids. If you don't like rules, then find your own way there. Just don't inflict your bullshit posturing on everybody else!
—Try 311 Next Time Instead Of Holding Everyone Up
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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

To those…

Posted By on Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 3:12 PM

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…who leave the bus with a loud "thank you" to the numerous, obviously ill-behaved transit bus drivers, why? I wish I would hear more "fuck you mister bus driver!"s.
—Sad (Black, Duh) City Dweller
PS: I would post a rant directly to such drivers but I doubt I would get through to any of these rude, racist psychos tbh.
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