View Full Version : Spinoff - awesome bus driver

11-07-2013, 07:00 PM
Freespirit's post about the EW woman on the bus who expected the bus driver to take her to a destination opposite the way the bus was going reminded me of an experience from about 10 years ago.

Christmas eve - I was taking the bus home from work and the area that I lived in was quite remote - the bus from neighboring city only went there every 2 hours and at this time, I was the only person on the bus. It was 7pm and my stop would be the last stop made for both the bus, and the end of the driver's shift.

I knew the driver quite well, as he saw me on the bus frequetly. The last stop was a mile walk from my house, and when he approached, he asked me what street I lived on, and detoured off to the side street and dropped me off right in front of my house with a Merry Christmas. As it had been snowing quite heavily, and the entire walk to my house was up a steep hill, it was such a nice thing for him to do.

11-07-2013, 07:53 PM
Wow! That is one awesome driver!! People like that renew my faith in humans.

11-08-2013, 12:51 PM
Awesome bus driver.And he did it because you were a good customer and didn't DEMAND that he take you there because it was snowing and he HAD to go up to your house...

11-08-2013, 03:28 PM
Aw, what a nice guy! He certainly was feeling the Christmas Spirit!

11-13-2013, 01:34 PM
Good story! It never hurts to take the time to call up the bus company and provide good feedback too. I remember taking a long bus home from work while it was snowing outside. The bus ride was very safe too. I stood up and moved up front as my stop was approaching, but told the bus driver he was doing a great job and that I didn't think I could handle the stress he's having to tolerate. I got his name though, called Port Authority and put in a good word for him, so hopefully that made his end of the day a lot better.