Lately I have been so busy with work that this blog has taken a real nosedive. With long work weeks, long commutes and being attacked by the mother of all flu’s has made me super exhausted and super boring. And this post is about to prove it.
Something that has really been bothering me the two month or so (pretty much since I started full time work) is the lack of understanding of Bus Etiquette the average person on the daily commute has. Perhaps they are so use to this commute and the terrible practises of others that they have all those their way of understanding how to be a decent human being whilst riding a bus but I am going to write the unwritten laws of bus etiquette. Let this be your guide.
1. Stand up for Pregnant ladies, ladies with prams and anybody less abled than yourself really – I really shouldn’t have to write this one. EVERYONE should have enough common sense as to know this golden rule. But alas, experience has shown me people do not. The other week I witnessed a lady attempt to stand up whilst holding herself and her pram upright (that takes some serious balance and calf muscles) whilst the bus driver spoke to her telling her that she better hold on tight. Poor women, if I wasn’t on the back seat I would have given my seat up, but it was shocking that no one in the pram/wheelchair section of the bus would get up.
2. If you are the first person on the seat, move to the window. – The window seat is better anyone for one major reason, you can have an awesome commuting snooze to and from work, I love the window seat, however I do not ‘love’ having to climb over rude people who can’t move over because they want the aisle seat so much. Deal with the window seat or stand up so I can get to the superior position suckers.
3. If your on the aisle seat and a free seat becomes available, move to the free seat – I understand that I have to be jammed up against the window if there are no free seats. You want to seat down and if the only spots are next to people, sure go right ahead, but if a free seat opens up, move there. Don’t make me climb over you for the free seat and do not, (i repeat do not) seat next to me with EVERY other seat on the bus empty. Must I be forced against the window, unable to cross my legs for the best part of an hour because your to lazy to arse shuffle one metre.
4. If someone on the window seat is trying to get off the bus and you are in the aisle seat, get up for them! – Omg! my worst pet hate. Seriously, the gap between your legs and the seat is miniscle. Get up so I don’t have to climb over you, and no, moving your legs to the side is not good enough, your body is still in the way. When people do this to me, I make no effort to make sure my bag doesn’t hit them in the face, and it’s their fucking fault when it inevitably does.
The bus is for everyone, think of others and have some common sense whilst riding the bus.