Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Strive not to Drive

It is Strive not to Drive Week!

Yesterday was Monday, and I drove my car due to a scheduled soccer game in the Enka area.

Fortunately, I was able to ride the bus today.

Overall, the ride in was fine, but there was one incident worth noting. A man rang the bell on Hilliard, and he wanted to get off at a stop on Hilliard. The bus driver drove right past the stop, and people started yelling "you missed the stop! and "you're supposed to stop back there!" The driver slowed down and stopped. The man got off without a word.

Now everybody makes mistakes, and I guess this was a mistake. That's fine. But after the mistake, why not apologize? Why not say "my fault" or "sorry about that"? The driver said nothing. The same driver, earlier in the trip, was quick to point out a bus rider's mistake. The rider immediately apologized.

Anyway, all in all, it was a good ride.