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To feel depressed about my day on the buses

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StressedBusDriver Fri 24-Jun-11 19:38:09

Had an absolutley horrible day. Working long split shifts so starting at 0700-1300 then 4 hours just sat around the depot eating shit food or trying to get some shopping done then another shift 1700-2100.
I would turn the shifts down but with 3 little ones and a 4th on the way we need every penny we get, my wife has been made redundant and there are rumours some drivers could be getting paid off and the company is just looking for any exscuse to bin us for misconduct and save themselves a few quid.
youngest is unwell and a bad sleeper so getting no sleep and oldest is having a hard time at school so was already pretty stressed when some silly couple who had been waiting with 2 kids, 1 in sling failed to fold their buggy, personally I dont care but the DDA act means it has to be folded to allow a wheel chair user access and there are too many feral chavs who will come on unfolded saying theyll get off if a wheel chair user needs to get on but will eff and blind if they have to. SO just doing my job, the one i need to pay my rent i asked them to fold it which you would be quite simple, she had youngest in sling the bloke could have handed the oldest to her and he could have done it, flick the catch do the leg flick et voila, so i let everyone else on whilst they fannyed around fixed it, whilst i had let everyone else on they still werent ready, now buses are timed from every stop to stop and any deviation is not tolerated, and believe lobe to complain if their bus is late, buses that are not adhering to their timings are fined by the transport regulatory body and th edrive likely to be fined, so i calmly mentioned that if it was too complicated for two adults to work out another would be along shortly and she shot me a filthy look, mean while eveyone on the bus was grumbelling about being late and how they were going to report me for being late

sometimes you just cant win. she probably went home and had a right bitch and i have to wonder, does she think about how stressful it is stickingto a rigid timetable with all the traffic/mental drivers/ idiots with unfolded prams holding it up and that maybe i wasn't diplomatic enough for her but i have bad days too and so did the other 50 people on the bus she was holding up.

Is she a drama queen or AIBU?

bubblecoral Fri 24-Jun-11 19:40:19

You know, full stops were a wonderful invention.

Andrewofgg Fri 24-Jun-11 19:42:53

Yes, bubblecoral, and so was human sympathy.

Crosshair Fri 24-Jun-11 19:45:32

Thread about a thread. 3/10

hmc Fri 24-Jun-11 19:46:02

StressedBusDriver - you're being a bit of a wanker posting that OP in a not so subtle attempt to belittle another poster. Say what you need to say on that thread, and have done with it

bubblecoral Fri 24-Jun-11 19:47:31

I had lots of sympathy for the bus driver in the original thread, and the other passengers. I also have sympathy for full stops.

Andrewofgg Fri 24-Jun-11 19:47:54

Cancel my last comment, call me a prat, damn it, I posted on the thread OP is taking the piss out of and didn't notice it.

bubblecoral Fri 24-Jun-11 19:49:38


Crosshair Fri 24-Jun-11 19:50:00

Prat! wink

BreastmilkDoesAFabLatte Fri 24-Jun-11 20:09:33

Maybe, if your grammar and punctuation were of the standard of that of the stressed bitch you berate, you might be able to find a better job?

Crosshair Fri 24-Jun-11 20:10:56

Oh snap!

MissPenteuth Fri 24-Jun-11 20:11:22

confused Have I wandered into by accident?

SecretNutellaFix Fri 24-Jun-11 20:17:14

yes, but what about the other 2 passengers who had their buggies unfolded? Why didn't you tell them to fold theirs?

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