Friday, 17 July 2009

The big sh** and the Twirly

Yesterday morning about 9:30 I was driving along Hamstead Road towards Birmingham. Just before its junction with Spouthouse Lane there is a bus stop for Nos 406,16 and some other smaller bus services. A bus was parked taking on passengers when a little old lady was hurrying towards the bus helped by her walking stick. I can’t say she was running because I would estimate her age as being in her eighties but she clearly was anxious to catch the bus. I overtook the bus and started to turn left when I noticed in my mirror the bus driver moved off leaving the little old lady walking towards the bus stop and within a few feet of it.
Why did this driver do that? What kind of a sadow is he/she? The lady would have about twenty minutes to wait for the next bus but we don’t need that kind of driver on this bus route. I wish I had taken the time to get vehicle details. This kind of behaviour is not public service. The No16 buses terminating at the top of Hamstead Road are always a source of complaint at neighbourhood meetings with drivers peeing in passageways and fag ends and littler left at the stops. Grass verges destroyed by parking on them. Can I feel a good moan coming on here at the next neighbourhood meeting? On yes I can.


Methodist Preacher said...

In London the over sixties have a "freedom pass" and can travel at any time of the day or night on busses, overground and underground. Good old Ken!

Bob the Black Country Brummie said...

MP is the scheme safe under Boris.
MOre to come on the subject of Hamstead Road and bus servises I think

Methodist Preacher said...

I think Boris would scrap it at his peril!