Hi, when I was on holiday in Filey recently, we used the bus twice.
On the first bus, the driver couldnt have been more helpful and kind.
On the return journey, the driver was nowhere near as amenable. The bus was fuller, but my sis asked the driver to pull the ramp out to let me on. he replied very curtly with
Theres a pushchair in the disabled space. YOU ask her to move it AND she doesnt have to if she doesnt want to`.
Fortunately the woman was very nice and did strugggle to lift the baby out, fold up the buggy, shopping in hand, my sis helped her. So once aboard I headed for the space and there was an elderly woman next to where the buggy had been. She had a large square shopping trolley, which prevented me from getting my wheels tucked round.
The driver then activated an electronic arm, which comes down to keep me inside the correct place. He shouted at me,
Get into the space properly! I couldnt and said,
I cant, There is a shopping trolley here. Driver yelled,
Well it HAS to be moved. The little old lady didnt know what to do, so my sis lifted it`s wheels and tucked them nearer to their owner.
Do you know, I felt so awful…in the way and to make it worse, I had to sit facing the other passengers. I wanted to crawl into a hole and sidle away! This isnt Boudica
s usual way, is it?Im glad I dont use the buses regularly, but I realise other folk in wheelies, have to.
Hope your journeys are better!