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  • carbikebus's Avatar
    18,016 posts since Nov '03
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  • SMB128B's Avatar
    4,701 posts since May '11
    • Originally posted by dupdup77:

      Hi mr SMB128B, it is in direction towards new bridge road terminal.

      Even if it is true for no 2, it is certainly not true for no 6 and 386. I have met many situations. Recently I was at one bus stop waiting for service 386. The driver saw me and refused to open the door and drove off. Luckily there was another bus 386 just behind. The driver saw what has happened ahead and apologized to me on behalf of the earlier driver. I just smiled and boarded. So how? Is Go Ahead good or bad like this??? 

      So it boils down to people perception only. Good or no good all depends on circumstances. Does not really mean Sbst or go Ahead is good or no good. So let's do the sensible thing of not condemning sbst or smrt or tower transit or go ahead. Cheers. Thanks.

      This kind of situation happened to me twice or thrice, all on SBST svc (5, 31). Basically the driver only does this coz he knows there is a bus behind, and wants you to board the next bus. This explains why "there was another bus 386 just behind". It could be due to the bus being packed, the bus already moving, or the bus is severely behind schedule etc. This is a rather tolerable action IMO, and happens across the bus industry in SG. So no, GA is not at fault for this.

  • dupdup77's Avatar
    2,753 posts since Nov '13
    • Originally posted by SMB128B:

      This kind of situation happened to me twice or thrice, all on SBST svc (5, 31). Basically the driver only does this coz he knows there is a bus behind, and wants you to board the next bus. This explains why "there was another bus 386 just behind". It could be due to the bus being packed, the bus already moving, or the bus is severely behind schedule etc. This is a rather tolerable action IMO, and happens across the bus industry in SG. So no, GA is not at fault for this.

      Hi mr SMB128B, all these are excuses. It gives no reason for the first driver not to pick up people. They basically have no right to pick and choose. 

      Moreover, if the first driver as per what you say did no wrong, why did the second driver apologize to me on his behalf? Cheers. Thanks.

  • SMB128B's Avatar
    4,701 posts since May '11
    • Originally posted by dupdup77:

      Hi mr SMB128B, all these are excuses. It gives no reason for the first driver not to pick up people. They basically have no right to pick and choose. 

      Moreover, if the first driver as per what you say did no wrong, why did the second driver apologize to me on his behalf? Cheers. Thanks.

      Haiyo got bus just take la, thats my entire point you see.. Its not like you're trapped in the middle of nowhere and that's the last bus or sth right?

      I believe if the driver realised the next bus is some distance away he would open the doors for you.. Its not in his interest not to do so also, these drivers also need to fill their rice bowls yknow..

      Maybe the second driver said sorry just to show some courtesy.. He has no time to assess situation so this should be his instinctive response.. Maybe you show black face before u boarded the bus? Haha all a possibility bro

  • dupdup77's Avatar
    2,753 posts since Nov '13
    • Originally posted by SMB128B:

      Haiyo got bus just take la, thats my entire point you see.. Its not like you're trapped in the middle of nowhere and that's the last bus or sth right?

      I believe if the driver realised the next bus is some distance away he would open the doors for you.. Its not in his interest not to do so also, these drivers also need to fill their rice bowls yknow..

      Maybe the second driver said sorry just to show some courtesy.. He has no time to assess situation so this should be his instinctive response.. Maybe you show black face before u boarded the bus? Haha all a possibility bro

      Hi mr SMB128B, noted. Life is short. Will forget about this. By the way, you stay in changi? Cheers. Thanks.

  • AJQZC's Avatar
    865 posts since Sep '08
    • Originally posted by dupdup77:

      Hi mr SMB128B, noted. Life is short. Will forget about this. By the way, you stay in changi? Cheers. Thanks.

      He could be a student of SUTD.

  • SMB128B's Avatar
    4,701 posts since May '11
    • Originally posted by dupdup77:

      Hi mr SMB128B, noted. Life is short. Will forget about this. By the way, you stay in changi? Cheers. Thanks.

      Yes. SUTD area.

      And no, I am not a student there.

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