Thursday, 12 June 2014

On the buses

A bus driver running slightly ahead of the timetable decides to wait at the next stop for a couple of minutes. A passenger finds this brief wait somewhat irritating.

Irritated passenger - why have we stopped?

Bus driver - we're ahead of the timetable. I'll move on in another minute.

Irritated passenger - I bet you wouldn't do this if you were late.

Bus driver retires from the debate, defeated yet again by passenger logic.


Michael said...


I expect the bus driver then reached under his seat, pulled out a sawn-off and gave the passenger both barrels as an afterthought..;0)

A K Haart said...

Michael - the sawn-off approach is satisfyingly direct, but some weasel in management is bound to say it's over the top.

Demetrius said...

However, it is the driver who is running the bus. Why not take the bet, then go slow enough to be late at the next stop and then wait some more? Lesson, the driver was not a rational economist in charge of transport policy.

A K Haart said...

Demetrius - they could take the betting angle further and turn it into an additional source of revenue.