What's Your Problem ??


Anonymous
on Oct 07, 2015 @ 01:55 am

Something I really hate when I ride the bus is when people complain when mommys' come on with strollers. Can't figure out how they can be so mean and mouthy about it. I've seen people make it a real problem and it disgusts me
 

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Sandra Ribeiro
on october 7, 2015 on Oct 07, 2015 @ 10:10 am

Nowadays people complain about everything.
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prettyrainbow
bus on Oct 07, 2015 @ 01:35 pm

If anything, they should be helping them get on the bus and move to the back. They have as much of a right to take the bus as the rest of us. I take the bus to work and I've seen this happen way too many times. It also frustrates me when I see that people won't give up their seats for those who need it most.
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Anonymous
what's your problem on Oct 07, 2015 @ 03:15 pm

Totally agree prettyrainbow
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jcb75
bus on Oct 08, 2015 @ 10:40 am

I hate it when someone has their bag beside them and won't move it for someone to sit beside them
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Anonymous
whats your problem? on Oct 08, 2015 @ 02:18 pm

Yes,jcb75 and when they insist on jabbing me with it.....
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Anonymous
Two sides to a story on Oct 08, 2015 @ 07:37 pm

I'm a bit on the other side of this. I'm expected to deal with any bags or luggage I take on the TTC, but as soon as there is a child I'm expected to help someone out?! if you know the bus is your main source of transportation and if you can (meaning someone didn't give you a used stroller) then purchase something you can handle yourself. also, don't rush to the front of the line and then stand in the narrowest part of the front of the bus while everyone tries to get on the bus.

yes people need to be polite. but that does go both ways.
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Khaleesi86
... on Oct 09, 2015 @ 10:32 am

Depending on where you live, it could simply be judgement.
In my city, only poor people ride the bus. Seriously. Even the students have BMW's so if you're on the bus you're either poor, drunk, old or a single young mother.
The thoughts that may creep into their heads (here, anyway) is "Why does this girl have a baby, but she doesn't have a car? Where are her priorities?"

Now, if you live in a metro with a kick butt bus system, I doubt this theory applies, but it's a harsh reality here.
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Anonymous
whats your problem on Oct 09, 2015 @ 02:15 pm

Poor people can still be clean Khaleeee, and lots of people who have jobs ride the bus also' not just as you say. And wherever you live if they are thinking as you say 'why does she have a baby",NONE of their business. That is very judgementle. Busses are not designated only to the types you mention. You will find all sorts from different backgrounds.
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Khaleesi86
Agreed on Oct 11, 2015 @ 08:46 pm

I did my best to be clear when I said CERTAIN areas have CERTAIN types of people that ride the bus. Not all areas are like that, clearly, but it's definitely an option to consider.

I do live in a very judgemental city and there is a "type" that rides the bus, but my city can't be the only one like this. It's definitely a reality the OP needs to factor in.

I do agree, however, that it's no one's business, but people tend to put their noses where they don't belong.
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prettyrainbow
bus on Oct 12, 2015 @ 01:09 am

Hi Khaleesi86. I'm sorry your city is that judgmental when it comes to this and I'm glad you don't feel the way they do. I feel that the criticism would prevent some people from using public transportation because they felt that a certain stereotype would be linked to them. That would be a shame since it's a very useful commodity.

Personally, I refuse to believe that everyone who takes the bus is part of the lower income scale because people use public transportation for many different reasons. It's sad that the area you've mentioned is labeled as poor or drunk. Even though there could be some truth to it, I try not to judge because we never really know what people are going through and the real reasons why they choose what they choose.

For instance, it would be crazy to categorize everyone who uses public transportation as poor. I've seen many elderly people use the bus because their children weren't available to drive them to their doctor's appointment, colleagues of mine who refused to bring their cars to work in fear that they may get vandalized or stolen, others who just prefer to save money on gas during the week so that they can take their entire family on a two week vacation come summer time, etc... The underlying reasons aren't always so obvious and it would be a shame to group everyone into the same category.

As someone who takes the bus to work, I feel no shame in it. In fact, I feel like I'm helping the environment doing so, so at the end of the day, it doesn't really matter what people think of me, as long as I know why I've chosen to do it. It really isn't anyone else's business to judge, no matter what area of town you're from. I just wish people weren't so quick to judge and would have an open mind.

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