This blogger, kj at RajeKaje thinks that Seattlites don’t know how to ride the bus. His problem is on a crowded bus, standing passengers don’t always file to the back.
Apologies for the rant below: I’ve found this true, I think it’s mildly a protest about more people boarding the already-crowded-bus, but this is no where near worst problem. The worst problem for me is the people wasting time figuring out how to pay when they get on or off (whatever the pay time may be). I don’t have the problem on my commuter route very often but I do have the problem when riding around town.
A friend once put it this way: “When it my stop comes, I’m ready like I’m a parashooter over Normandy; I am ready to jump when the read light goes on. Pass out or correct change and standing near the door.” Oh, if only all bus riders were like that. Maybe we need a union!
This has happened more often recently, but we have more and more noobies riding the bus. I welcome them, and after a while, I’m sure they’ll share the same feelings I have. But in the mean time, I get just a little peeved.
What’s your most annoying trait of rush-hour transit riders?