Peeps, it's time for the inevitable today - a big fat, potty-mouthed rant.
Have you ever wondered why London bus drivers have such STANK attitude all the time? I dunno what their problem is, all they gotta do is sit behind some protective plastic shit and drive a fucking bus. They don't really have to talk to anyone or worry about customer service - the last time I heard a London bus driver say hello or smile was 19 diggity 2.
So what's the fuss? Why the need to be so rude and unaccommodating to innocent passengers? Why air the sorry fuckers out who almost kill themselves running for the bus they are so desperate to catch?
I'm sick of these grumpy, unsympathetic bastards. They get away with murder!
Today, I had to leave work early to make a doctor's appointment, which had been booked last minute and was an appointment I NEEDED to go to as I was in a fair bit of pain at the time. As I went to top up my oyster card to board the next departing tube, I realised I'd fucked up big time - I'd left my purse at home.
I left my god damn purse at HOME. And I had 30 friggin' measly PENCE to show for it!
I really thought I was done for. I needed to get the tube AND a bus in order to make my appointment on time. Desperation sunk in and I knew I'd have to blag it, just this once.
So I approached the stern looking chappy at the station and explained my dire situation and asked kindly if he would let me proceed with my journey without paying just this once. Miraculously, the chappy wasn't so stern after all, and let me through without ease. Result!
I had no problems getting off the tube as nobody was there (what's new) to question me - hehe, suckers.
Next mission - blag the bus ride.
So the first bus arrived. I tried the ol' "let me tap my oyster on the reader and do that jaw dropping thingy when I realise there's not enough money on there". The driver quickly informed me of my problem, to which I politely asked him if it was OK to let me on for just two stops in order to get to emergency appointment on time.
"Errr... I'm sorry?"
"NO. YOU CANNOT STAY ON BUS."
"Erm it's only two stops Mr Bus Driver, can't you make an exception just this once? I don't have any money on me and it's an emergency."
"NO. THERE IS BANK THERE AND SHOP THERE, YOU CAN TOP UP."
"... OK but I don't have ANY money whatsoever, can't you help me?"
..................... what a fucking NUMPTY!!! I wanted to punch his face in so bad, but I knew my time was up. "Thanks for nothing" was the last thing I said to him.
OK OK, next bus is coming. Surely somethings gotta give!
This time, I tried to the honest approach. Honesty is always the best policy, right?
*Steps onto bus* "Excuse me Mr Bus Driver, I don't have enough money on my oyster card but I really need to get to an appointment urgently, is it OK to stay on for just two stops?"
"... But I don't have any money right now to top up, please can you just let me stay for two stops?!"
"WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU HAVE NO MONEY? WHO LEAVES THEIR HOUSE WITHOUT MONEY?"
"Erm, it was an accident, I didn't mean to."
*Driver remains stony faced and shakes his head*
"OK, STAY THERE!"
"Thank you." (as if I'm gonna go upstairs and get comfortable, WTF?!)
The moaning driver then proceeded to talk to himself, stating his disbelief that I didn't have my purse on me.
"How can you forget your purse... yeah right, unbelievable!"
At this point, I had to just bite my tongue and stare into space otherwise I probably would have been sporting an orange jumpsuit behind bars now for GBH.
I must also add that a very kind lady offered to pay for my fare and told me to inform the driver that it IS possible to forget your purse at home as us females are prone to a bit of handbag swapping. God bless that woman, whoever she was.
I then realised I was supposed to stay on for THREE stops but of course I couldn't piss off this driver any further so I had to get off early. FUCK. Was definitely late at this point.
As I got off, I said nothing and went about my bizznizz. The driver shouted sarcastically "THANK YOU VERY MUCH", to which he got AIR. What the hell am I thanking you for, old timer? For trying to mug me off in front of everyone on the bus because, heaven forbid, I forgot my purse at home in a rush while trying to get ready for work at 6 o'clock in the fucking MORNING?!!
Yeah here's a thank you for you buddy - *flips middle finger*
If he really disagreed with keeping me on the bus, he should have stuck to his guns like the other tosser and told me to get off! No point in letting me on and then bitching for the rest of the journey, prick!
Hopefully they both crashed at the next stops.
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