It's no surprise that most of the public transport
workers in Britain seem pissed off most of the time. I once had the misfortune to watch a college student
who didn't have the correct fare order himself a ticket on a buses on-board computer. I'll repeat that: used the DRIVER'S ONBOARD COMPUTER
to order a ticket for himself. Needless to say, the driver got pissed off
and called the fuzz
Now with all this, please, just be courteous to the station
driver/super robotic chicken car
controller. Follow a few simple guidelines.
The drivers don't want to suffer your bullshit. The passengers don't want to suffer your bullshit, or a pissed off driver. Show a little goddamned respect for once!
End daylog rant.
These people are likely to have been dealing with rude, impatient, ignorant or (possibly) violent passengers all day. Give them a break.
- Say thank you. Goddammit, JUST SAY THANKS! This person has been either chauffeuringyou around in your bus/tram/robotic chicken car or selling you passes for your trip, it's nice to get a little recognition.
- Please, please, please don't smoke. A lot of drivers (and also passengers) get majorly pissed at idiots smoking on buses and trains, even when there are NO SMOKING signs virtually everywhere. I happened to be on a bus recently when somebody lit up. The driver came upstairs and asked who the culprit was, and said that he would not go further on the route until the pillock owned up. Fair play to him.
- On the same topic, follow the damn signs and posters! DON'T go near the platform edge. DON'T drop litter on the tracks (if you drop a can and by some twisted probability it lands on a rail, you've just caused a derailment. Stick around for the carnage, there'll be plenty of fireworks).
- Don't be a prick. The poles are there for standing passengers, not your amateur acrobatic society.