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AIBU to be shocked at this?

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Seminyak Mon 24-Mar-14 15:12:25

Some guy next to me on the bus currently smoking marijuana!!!! On a bus!!!! He isn't speaking English but clearly isn't a tourist so obviously lives here and obviously knows smoking on a bus is not allowed.

I am [shocked] but thinking about it it probably is normal. But, never have I ever!!!

Seminyak Mon 24-Mar-14 15:14:11

It's just so arrogant and inconsiderate. He doesn't give a fuck!!!

Nancy66 Mon 24-Mar-14 15:15:02

have you told him to stop? Has anyone?

I smell it in the street quite a bit but on a bus is a bit brazen

Papaluigi Mon 24-Mar-14 15:15:31

Nope, that's terribly antisocial. YANBU, but I think I would be more 'Meh' thank shocked.

WorraLiberty Mon 24-Mar-14 15:15:41

What do you mean you think it's probably normal?

And what happened when you told the driver?

NeoFaust Mon 24-Mar-14 15:16:14

I'm a fairly brazen partaker in the herb myself, but I wouldn't do that.

It's one thing wandering down an unoccupied residential road past 9pm, another to inflict it on others in a confined space. And what if there are kids about? Not fair to blind side parents like that.

None among smoking my circle would consider that normal. Rude/stupid would about sum it up.

fishfingereaters Mon 24-Mar-14 15:17:20

I was on a flight a couple of years ago and someone sparked up a fag - they got arrested off the plane on arrival.

WilsonFrickett Mon 24-Mar-14 15:18:24

Isn't it illegal to smoke at all on a bus though? Tell the driver and get him put off!

ScarletStar Mon 24-Mar-14 15:19:23

He's probably counting on the fact that everyone will be too intimidated/shocked to say or do anything.

WorraLiberty Mon 24-Mar-14 15:20:01

Maybe it is the driver! grin

NoodleOodle Mon 24-Mar-14 15:21:49

YANBU, I would be too intimidated to say anything myself, but would move away as I don't like the smell and wouldn't want to inhale any. If he wants to smoke weed, he should do so in private. I know lots of people who smoke, but none who would do it on a bus!

AlpacaLypse Mon 24-Mar-14 15:22:04


Nancy66 Mon 24-Mar-14 15:22:41

The driver won't do anything, they never do

RiverTam Mon 24-Mar-14 15:24:17

surely the fact that it's weed is neither here nor there - presumably you're not allowed to smoke anything on the bus!

Seminyak Mon 24-Mar-14 15:24:29

Aaaaagh I am off the bus now and didn't do anything about it, I know IABVVVU for that. But yes there were lots of kids downstairs, we were upstairs, v busy bus.

Tbh at the time I was scared he would stab me or something if I said anything, but if I'd home downstairs and told the driver he wouldn't have known that it was me. So that was stupid.

But glad other people wouldn't like it either, everyone else was just acting totally normal. I think I'm a bit of a prude about these things.

gamerwidow Mon 24-Mar-14 15:25:10

that isnt normal. I'm from a rough part of se London and I see it smoked in the street all the time but not on the bus. I agree he is counting on you feeling too intimidated to stop him.

Seminyak Mon 24-Mar-14 15:25:10

Nancy my thoughts too sadly

LRDtheFeministDragon Mon 24-Mar-14 15:25:32


You can tell he's not a tourist but you can't manage to communicate enough to tell him to jog on?

Seems a little odd.

Seminyak Mon 24-Mar-14 15:26:18

I was in a rough part of se London. Now home in my nice
Part of se London. Hadn't smelt weed until a few years ago so not sure what is normal )sheltered countryside upbringing!!)

UncleT Mon 24-Mar-14 15:27:27

Nice one Nancy. I suppose them 'never doing anything' is why we see them being attacked with monotonous regularity on Crimewatch et al, whenever they tackle people.

WorraLiberty Mon 24-Mar-14 15:29:15

Nancy they do here.

I saw a driver throw a teenager off a bus for smoking a fag. He ran back on again and the driver refused to move the bus until he got off.

After a 15 minute stand off, 2 burly passengers (female) carried him off to rapturous applause grin

Birdsgottafly Mon 24-Mar-14 15:31:20

The drivers were I live would call the police if they would stop, or get off.

I would challenge this, I hate the smell of weed and would put up with it at close proximity.

I couldn't risk smelling of it in my occupation, I use buses to attend some meetings.

Nancy66 Mon 24-Mar-14 15:31:42

Don't watch Crimewatch.

my experience is that most London bus drivers do not want to know when someone threatens safety/comfort of other passengers on a bus.

Birdsgottafly Mon 24-Mar-14 15:33:03

Worra, I'm in Liverpool, we hoof people off the bus regularly who are taking the piss.

On some routes you would take your life in your hands if you held up a bus, there is usually someone on the way to court etc.

WorraLiberty Mon 24-Mar-14 15:33:55

Or to the local Bingo hall Birds grin

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