NOV
25
2004

German Bus Drivers Don't Celebrate Thanksgiving

It seems that German bus drivers don't celebrate American Thanksgiving. Funny.

Somedays I love a nice, well funded public transportation system. Somedays, like say, today, it makes me want to break things.

  • I rush out of my appartment
  • I make it to the bus stop right on time
  • There's a construction crew there
  • A few seconds after I arrive the bus comes by, and doesn't stop
  • But wait! There's more! Stops at the red light 10 meters away
  • I walk up and start pointing and waving to get the bus driver to let me in
  • He won't do so because we're not at the bus stop (which he skipped)
  • I'll get to work 40 minutes later

Ugh. And actually I've been through this scenario at least 2-3 times in the last year. Somehow a bit different from say, Chile, where the doors were always open and you hopped on and off while the bus was moving.

Comments

I should have guessed you have a blog. Sorry about your Thanksgiving bus debachle. Those crazy German drivers -- they'll get you every time.

Still living in the same apartment? I can see your bus stop in my mind still.


By jonathanlaughlin at Wed, 12/08/2004 - 16:10

Once a woman who used to be my english teacher for a half year told me that she was with her parents in USA because her mother was taking a treatement... and she was hosted in a flat hotel that had a Mc Donalds in the park... so, at night just the drive-thru used to be open and she walked with her father to get some food walking... and waited the others people (in cars) ask for their wannas... and when she asked for her the attendant said she wouldn't listen her because she wasn't in a car... and that it was a drive-thru... and the final is that she had to get her car in the park and wait more...


By Henrique Vicente de Oliveira Pinto at Mon, 03/14/2005 - 19:14