Ah, the power of you-tube.
Recently a video was posted of an Ottawa bus-driver screaming at a passenger. A young, self-described mildly autistic person. It, as they say, went viral.
The bus-driver was fired.
Ah, but there are two (at least) sides to every story. The bus driver has delivered an epic whine
about how he was just three years from retirement, has the care of an elderly relative and (it sounds like) grown (unemployed?) kids, and earlier in the day some snotty kid had spat in his face and...and...
He sold me. Give him another chance. (Driving a bus is waaaaay down on my wish list. I feel for them.)
At the other end of the spectrum, there's the singing bus-driver. Passengers seemed to enjoy it. At least nobody spat in his face.
But it's against the *rules*. So he was told to cut it out.
Passengers reacted - by supplying their own singing, in his support.
With support like that, who needs complaints? (My ears!)
No word at this point as to whether he'll be allowed to get back to his mobile concerts. (Personally, I'd find a singing bus-driver somewhat annoying...plus, shouldn't his full attention be on driving? Still, bleeding-heart me would like to see him keep on keeping on.)
Third item was something I stumbled on this morning: A passenger quizzed a bus-driver (probably in a somewhat irritable way) as to why his bus was always 40 minutes late. The bus-driver stomped off, leaving the motor running and passengers stranded. The passengers eventually disembarked, but it took four of them to get the wheelchair person off. Apparently bus-drivers are allowed to stomp off in case of being confronted by grumpy passengers. Well, fair enough, sort of.
Bulletin bulletin - a third incident. Four people on the bus, driver decided he wasn't going any further, ordered them off. Teenager reported being disoriented - unfamiliar stop. "He said the other three people on the bus were seniors, some using walkers, and they didn't appear to understand English very well. [He] said they seemed confused at being let off the bus at that stop."
I hate city buses and haven't ridden them for a few decades. And I'm glad!