DH and I got on our local bus, going from the row of shops to our house. The distance is only one stop, however, because of the way the stops are, it can be a good 20 minute walk, it was cold, I was really tired and we have bus passes (DH has a normal one for work, mine is a disability one for free travel)
We got on the bus last, and as all the seats at the front were taken, we stood near the luggage rack, holding on to the rails.
The driver shouted back "move along the bus! There are seats at the back!" I tried to say we were only going one stop, but he was glaring at me and anyway I feel selfconcious enough using my pass with an invisable disability.
So I walked down the bus, stopping to hold on to the handles at every bump (something I kind of needed to do, but I probably did it more than I had to...), sat down for about five seconds, then rang the bell and stood up to make my way back to the front, and gave the driver a huge grin and thankyou when I got off.
Looking back, I think I might have been a bit petty... Dh was like but I get really annoyed at the sarky looks I get for travelling that one stop, even if I didn't have a pass (which they don't hand out willy nilly btw) surely if people want to take the bus any distance and they have the pass or ticket for it, then they can? Especially given they are both very busy stops and the bus will always stop there anyway.