Another public transport observation…

This happened a few weeks back. I’m not sure if i’ve seen this phenonenon in other cities – maybe it’s a Liverpool based thing whereby someone (not wishing to stereotype but it’s generally in my experience a particular type of middle aged female in possession of a rich seam of gossip) will wantonly ignore the "Please do not talk to the bus driver whilst the bus is in motion, please do not stand forward of this notice" sign and will stand next to, and attempt to converse with the bus driver for the entire duration of the journey. This will a) impede the progress of passengers wishing to dis/embark and b) probably aggravate the driver.

In the incident I witnessed the talker in question executed an entire monologue AT the driver (NB as far as I could tell, not a single word passed the drivers lips the whole time). The most memorable sentence of this unimpeded discourse was the line "My client, y’know, she got that pyromania". Staggeringly enough, it would seem that pyromania is now a transmittable disease…

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  1. Nasty disease, Pyromania. I had it once. Really painful, especially the burning when I peed… (ba-doom, tish, apologies for lowering the tone).

    I’ve seen a lot of people ignoring the "don’t distract the driver" instruction too, except in most cases I’ve seen the driver has been more than happy to carry on conducting a conversation with minimal regard for things like watching the road and being courteous to people who interrupt his chat to give him money for their journey…

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