He yells and he cusses, and smells up the busses

29 September 2006

Today, as I was ensuring I didn’t have to lug three tonnes worth of glossy publications and leaflets[1] by hand, I got the the bus to work. Okay, I’ll admit it. I usually get the bus to work. But I’ve been prety good recently about walking home. As I was saying, as I was getting the bus a fine and upstanding member of Garda Siochana pulled us over.

See, the was a bus already picking up passengers at the stop at the top of O’Connell St., so our bus driver pulled in behind and let the people get on. Only this very fine member of the Traffic Corp didn’t like this. And proceeded to tell him to pull in and then ticketed the the bus driver.

Honestly. What a load of crap. Especially seeing as he wasn’t stopping anywhere that he wouldn’t have been stopping anyways. I mean that he would have had to wait behind the other bus in any case, so he wasn’t causing any more of an obstruction to the rest of the traffic than he should have been. Fussy cops.

But as we sat, watching the lights change from green to red to green to red, as the garda wrote out his ticket, this crazy woman came along and asked the bus driver if he’d be so good as to open the door so she could hop off and grab and Metro while we waited. Was she insane? The bus driver gets a ticket for stopping a few feet short of where he should do, god only knows what the cop woulda done if he’d opened the doors again between stops and let some get on and off! The horror of it all.

Anyone use Google Reader? Isn’t the new layout very snazzy altogether? Must start learning those shortcuts so I never have to use the mouse again :)


  1. from the college higher options thing I mentioned a while back

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5 Responses

  1. copper copper says:

    bloody cops, hate them! he he. Well hate traffic cops especially. they show no mercy

  2. anne says:

    I had never, and I mean never (i love the red), heard of a bus driver getting a ticket. You should make a wish.

  3. Mal says:

    I think that garda should be given a medal. In fact, bus drivers should be arrested just for being bus drivers.

    I made up this joke once: How do you stop a Dublin Bus driver from choking to death? Why do you want to know?

  4. sally says:

    Sounds like the time when a copper here gave a ticket to a guy for beeping his horn excessively…finally!

  5. Fence says:

    So directing traffic is not your idea of a good job oppertunity then Copper-Copper?

    Anne do you really like the red? I'm not so sure…

    Mal, I'm a defender of bus drivers. They've never given me any hassle at all, indeed plenty have gone out of their way to be nice. So I can't approve of your plan ;)

    Sally, what does that come under? Disturbance of the peace? Or just general "being an asshole?"