Dont get me started onbuses

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Thomas Aird

Don’t get me started on…buses!

I am lucky enough to have parents who can take me to school in the morning because if I had to take the bus more than once per day, I think I would end up killing someone…or myself.

You know the saying “you wait ages for a bus then three come along at once”, well where I live, “you wait ages for a bus then none ever come” seems more fitting. On several occasions I have waited and waited for a bus which never came while Doris from next door rambles on to every elderly citizen that passes by as if they were best buds. I’ve had to stand around in the freezing cold for up to an hour before I resorted to other methods and to be honest, I don’t know why I bother. Time after time I wait for the bus and when it finally turns up, do I get an apology? No I do not. Instead I am greeted by the grumpy operator of this forever delayed contraption. They make you wait around in the cold and rain before handing over money to sit in an uncomfortable machine which you know has made you late.

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The only thing that annoys me more than buses is the Neanderthals that drive them. The majority of them don’t seem to be able speak and the ones that do never have anything nice to say. If pleasant drivers do exist, there certainly aren’t any where I live. The only time they ever converse with passengers is to ask them for their passes. Most bus drivers don’t bother asking to see a bus pass, so I never get it out; but then some pedantic drivers decide to ask every single person trying to get on the bus. If the ...

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