Hi, just read jelly bean`s account of her day out and using buses.
This prompted me to tell you about another bit of my Chester trip that wasn`t so great.
just outside the railway station there, are bus stops. we joined the queue and a bus soon arrived displaying the `wheelie friendly` sign. I went to get on and saw the ramp and asked the driver to lower it for me. `I can`t` he said. `It`s been sealed up!` I asked why and he just said it was broken. There was another bus pulling up and i was advised to get on that one.
So I duly aimed myself in that direction, got to the door and looked at the driver. `Sorry love`, he said, `Can`t get you on here, the ramp is broken`. `What?` I exclaimed. `Not another disabled friendly bus that isn`t!` I was getting a bit miffed by this time and sis took down the phone numbers of the bus company.
Just when I was about to lose my cool, the driver of no-go bus no2 said, `Hang on a minute`. He ran across the road, spoke to another bus driver and explained my plight. This 3rd bus pulled up and happily got me on board for a super trip round Chester. It was a tour bus and it was just for me, sis and bro-in-law. felt like royalty we did!
So Charlie, that was my 1st time on a bus too.