I seemingly made a fundamental mistake this morning in thinking that Reading Buses provides a service for their customers.
I saw the bus at the bus stop (ok perhaps 20cm away from it) having just picked up passengers, now with it’s door closed and waiting for the traffic lights to change.
Surely he could let me on too? But no. A deligerent shake of the head and I am left waiting for the next bus.
I cannot understand any reason why he could not let me on. Though I did think beforehand that I should not bother as I have on several occasions seen bus drivers not pick up passengers (I would call us customers but clearly this is not how Reading Buses see us as we are clearly just a hindrance) that were perfectly ok to pick up so maybe it is my fault.
However, other bus companies seem to go out of their way to pick up passengers. So why not Reading Buses?
I have concluded that all Reading Buses’ bus drivers are wankers.
And as such, I am going to withdraw my politeness. From now on, whenever I have to get a Reading Buses bus (and I do have another company I can choose which are slightly cheaper but I have to leave my house earlier as it gets stuck in traffic usually) I am not going to say please or thank you.
I do not see why I should remain polite to a bunch of wankers. They do not deserve it. I like to think that generally I have an above-average level of politeness but I am now withdrawing it to those who do not deserve it.