While returning home from class today, I was stuck at the transit station listening to a couple bicker very, very loudly. What they discussed is really their own damn business, but that's not the issue. To make a long story short (too late), the girl really, REALLY wanted to get the Hell away from her now ex-boyfriend, and for good reason, buuuut I stopped feeling sympathy for her the moment our bus pulled up.
Here's the routine for the bus: You don't get on the moment it pulls up and drops off the passengers. Especially not when they're switching drivers, as they were. When the second driver gets there (long before departure time), they do little routines to start their shift: check the mirrors, reboot the little computer, buncha little things. What you do NOT do is barge
onto the bus the moment you see the doors opening because chances are by the time you get there, the driver has already initiated the mechanism to close
the door, and you may get a limb stuck, which happened.
No injury, the doors are designed that way, but this is where the real issue starts (fiiiinally): legally, they HAVE to file an accident report, and chances are the driver is going to get in trouble, even outright fired, just because shit happened on their shift. Okay, lady, I understand you want to get away from the asshole, I get why you're angry, but you do not
barge your way through a bus door when you aren't even allowed to get on (the driver's back was turned as she flipped the door-switch, and the passenger was friggin' fast), and then proceed to verbally abuse the driver for your own stupid shit, telling her to "hurry the fuck up and let me on".
We were all delayed, in scorching California heat, security was called, I myself filled out a witness report/information sheet because no way in HELL am I going to let that driver get screwed over because of this. Stupid people shouldn't screw over honest employees of anything
, even if they are royally pissed.
and to make things even worse, the week before (on the same bus, no less), the nearby cops were called in to cuff a man for also aggressively yelling at the woman he was with, and there must have been something worse on their actual bus ride over, because I think the driver called for the cops as soon as they pulled into the station. And just across the street from the incident today, 3 people were cuffed over some other
incident, and I really picked a hell of a year to take summer classes again. TL;DR:
The only thing bad with public transportation is the freakin' public. Anti-Complaint:
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