Started by Sir Pompously, December 09, 2007, 08:00:41 PM
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Quote from: Renault Rider on December 12, 2007, 08:38:25 PMI see where the driver was coming from, but then again, I guess it was sorta inappropriate.
Quote from: Renault Rider on December 12, 2007, 09:24:54 PMThe depot is in Belconnen, the run ends in City, it was his last run, he wanted to go home, I don't blame him, I would want to go home too, lol, but then again, we come to the intention of passengers, now, the bus service is to be used to go from place to place, on business, not joyriding, but if I were to say that, I'd be hypocritical.I think the fact that you weren't "using" the service, just joyriding, that probably pissed him off, as well as outside influences that may not be known to you, he may have been having a particularly bad day, or he had to be somewhere, who knows, whilst what he did was wrong, lets not jump to hasty conclusions over this.And I think he would have been pissed off if it were anyone doing what you did.
Quote from: Renault Rider on December 12, 2007, 09:56:28 PMYou all have good points, I guess, but still, how do you know his wife wasn't in the hospital giving birth to a child at the time, and he wanted to be there, and then he got two people unnecessarily riding his last run of the day further and further away from his final destination. You have to take into consideration why he did that, and I'm sure when you do, you'll find a very valid reason.
Quote from: Renault Rider on December 12, 2007, 10:50:29 PMIf no-one is on it, and it's a late time of day, it's fine. Skipping the Causeway in peak hour is fairly bad, but on a Sunday evening, thats usually acceptable, in the drivers community.If there is a passenger, you have to drop them off, thats a given, but if there's no-one on, it's useless to drive a ghost bus around a ghost town that Canberra is on a Sunday night.
Quote from: Busnerd on December 12, 2007, 10:12:06 PMIts just that most of them were retards and were yahooing on the bus, ESPECIALLY BUBZIE!
Quote from: Martin on December 16, 2007, 02:30:56 PMAnother time I was just travelling around - I caught the 33 from City (south) to go to Campbell Park and catch the 40. Once we got to Russell Offices, I was the only one left on the bus - the driver then politely asked where I was going and explained it was his last run before his lunch break and he wanted to return to the depot (Tugg) early. Not being able to justify why I needed to go to Campbell Park (since 33 is not the quickest way there), I just agreed to get off at Russell. [BTW, in my Network 08 suggestions, I propose to terminate 33 at the Hospice - I've never seen anyone on the 33 past Russell, except for me.]
Quote from: Busnerd on December 17, 2007, 07:41:56 PMWhen complaining to action about things like driver diversions dont add in crap like, i was going to mvoe to canberra but not now! they wont take you seriously then. its best to type in a proper manor and consider what you are saying as if they think your young they wont give a rats and will make up some excuse. Ive emailed them before and spoken in very well written english, i considered the whole thing ebfore sending it and i got a proper response.I say just stay on the bus if they try to kick you off because they arent doing theyre job properly. They have no reason to kick you off and arent allowed to, just stay on and get your free express to tuggeranong depot and walk straight in the doors to the boss and tell them why you are there. Drivers trying to make you get off early by intimidating you is not on. I once was on a 785 which stated it ended at lanyon marketplace, i needed to get my 313 home however i just missed one when it first went past lanyon and the next one was ages away so i stayed on to get off at lanyon, he got to banks and said, its the last stop, where were you going i said lanyon marketplace he said he'd already been through, i said i didnt notice, he said, well this is the last stop, so i pulled out the timetable and pointed out the route and timing points, he agreed to take me up there and then explained that i could get off before hand, i pretending to be a typical passenger and thanked him for the advice, he dropped me off across the road from there but didnt go back in, which is ok seeing as its just pointless for someone to get off the 2nd time past, but still i politely refused to be dumped down the bottom of banks. and pressured him to take me back up.You need to take a stand when you know theyre in the wrong.