Friday 21 March 2014

#bustriprant round up

Since I haven't been posting much lately on this blog (all the good stories seem to have dried up since I started blogging about them) here is a round up of my #bustriprant tweets for the last few days

Tuesday 14 January 2014

Helpful driver inadvertantly causes passenger to meltdown

Date: Monday 13-January-2014
Type: MAN 18.310 (CNG)
Bus: 1480 Willawong
Route: 162 Outbound
SDT: 16:54
ADT: 16:59
Journey: Thankfully this bus was five minutes late as I arrived at the stop at 16:57 expecting to wait for the next service at 17:06 but was able to get onto this one (also scored the front seat again)

We traveled from the Queen St stop via the Alice St stop to Garden City without issue.  At Garden City we stopped for the usual offload of passengers and some more queued to get on for the remainder of the journey to Eight Mile Plains.

For this story we will see the Driver (D) and the Passengers (P1 etc)
P1 was a male, P2 was a female, blond hair early to mid 20's I'd guess, P3 was an older gentleman, I'd guess early 60s & P3 was another young lady also with blond hair with a toddler in a pushchair also probably mid 20s

P1: (got on, tagged on, found a seat)
P2: Do you know anything about the 161
D: Well one just went the other way (we passed a 161 just as we entered the GC Busway blank running towards the city)
P2: Yeah I know
D: The 161 leaves from up the top not down here
P2: Oh (walked off then let out an almighty scream of anger/frustration causing the entire bus and platform to look at her - I didn't see her but she may have also lashed out)
D: ....!!!.......
P3: I'm trying to get to the corner of Mains Rd and Kessels Rd
D: Ah ... you want the 136 ........ you can catch it from this platform here
P3: thank you (wandered off)
P4: Do you go to Holland Park Busway Station
D: No I only go to the next stop thats where I finish
P4: Oh ok
D: you need to head over the otherside to that platform and then catch the 111
P4: oh thanks (heads off, then we left)

So we had a very knowledgeable driver who was very helpful to the passengers but inadvertently caused the first girl to have a minor meltdown on the platform startling all around her

Monday 13 January 2014

3yo comes out on 111

Date: Thursday 9-January-2014
Type: Volvo B12BLE
Bus: 5111 Sherwood
Route: 111 Outbound
SDT: 17:12
ADT: 17:12
Journey: Bus left Roma St busway station on time, I managed to score the front seat.  The 17:07 111 was late and left Roma St at 17:10 just as I arrived on the platform.  We caught it up at King George Square Busway station.  We waited at the platform for a while before heading off.  One of the passengers who got on at KGS was a mother with a pram, she was in business clothes so the kid in the pram was obviously at day care in the city while she worked.  Kid would've been 2-3, little blond haired boy.
I wasn't paying much attention to them until we were waiting in the QSBS traffic and I overheard this conversation.
Mother: (slightly loudly) Lucy? Who is Lucy?
Kid: No Mummy not Lucy.  
K: I like boys, I like Darcy.
M: ...
K: ...
M: So what do you want for dinner...