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Sick of students on Action buses

By mddawson - 2 June 2011 60

I am getting sick of the rudness of private school students on Action buses. 

I get the 318 from Woden each afternoon and most passengers wait patiently to board. 

But not the Daramalan and Merici girls who push into the front of the cue, refuse to stand for older people and often take up multiple seats leaving people standing. 

I am not sure what things their parents are paying these schools to teach their kids but manners is not one of those things.

What’s Your opinion?


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Sick of students on Action buses
captainwhorebags 11:52 am 02 Jun 11

The Frots said :

Absolutely agree. I would also send a ‘drop copy’ to the Canberra Times (the bad publicity will piss them off) as well as a copy to the local member – whoever that may be!

Yes, because this is just the kind of hot button issue that needs to be brought to the attention of elected officials for immediate action.

OP – don’t ask, don’t receive. Also, when you say “older”, what do you mean? When I was going to school ACTION policy was that concessional ticket holders need to give up their seats for full ticket holders (which, strangely enough should see pensioners giving up their seats for 30y/o commuters).

Classified 11:34 am 02 Jun 11

ThatUniStudent said :

bryansworld said :

My missus is at an advanced stage of pregnancy. No one on the bus gets up for. Kids, students, adults. No one. Bad.

That’s because it would be illegal. Discrimination based on pregnancy. We asked for equality and an end to male chivalry/chauvinism, so what do we expect? My question is, why aren’t you driving your beloved wife to where she has to go?

Of course she should be on the bus. Have you seen the mess it makes when a woman’s waters break in a car?

tortfeaser 11:25 am 02 Jun 11

The problem is more with assuming that the pregnant woman is pregnant and not fat, or pregnant and not capable of travelling standing up. Both assumptions will get you more grief than your life is worth if you get them wrong.

junketFunket 11:09 am 02 Jun 11

did u actually ask them to give up the seat? Or did you just assume they should automatically do it because they’re the youngest people on the bus? I would find it highly unlikely that they would refuse to give up their seat for an old / frail person if specifically asked to in front of a bus full of people. In which case, I’m sure another one of the passengers would be happy to give you a seat.

ThatUniStudent 10:19 am 02 Jun 11

bryansworld said :

My missus is at an advanced stage of pregnancy. No one on the bus gets up for. Kids, students, adults. No one. Bad.

That’s because it would be illegal. Discrimination based on pregnancy. We asked for equality and an end to male chivalry/chauvinism, so what do we expect? My question is, why aren’t you driving your beloved wife to where she has to go?

Chop71 10:17 am 02 Jun 11

bryansworld said :

My missus is at an advanced stage of pregnancy. No one on the bus gets up for. Kids, students, adults. No one. Bad.

Why do you allow her to catch the bus? Make her walk!!!

harryhaller 9:58 am 02 Jun 11

Haha, what a completely useless rant. If you have no other worries than that, your life is pretty good, mate!

The Frots 9:50 am 02 Jun 11

Erg0 said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

complain to the school. write them a letter.

+1. Private schools tend to be very interested in any bad behaviour while in uniform.

(I don’t actually know the schools, but I assume from the tone of the OP that they’re private)

Absolutely agree. I would also send a ‘drop copy’ to the Canberra Times (the bad publicity will piss them off) as well as a copy to the local member – whoever that may be!

In the end, it’s manners that are the loser here. Old school manners. When I was a kid (c. 1830’s) my parents would ensure that I had both ears well and truly clipped if I didn’t stand in a bus for adults.

I still do!

Watson 9:41 am 02 Jun 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

complain to the school. write them a letter.

+1

bryansworld said :

My missus is at an advanced stage of pregnancy. No one on the bus gets up for. Kids, students, adults. No one. Bad.

That’s really sad. I recently went to Belgium and did lots of riding on buses, that were more often than not pretty full. I never saw a pregnant woman or old, fragile person stand up for longer than a few seconds after they got on.

Erg0 9:35 am 02 Jun 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

complain to the school. write them a letter.

+1. Private schools tend to be very interested in any bad behaviour while in uniform.

(I don’t actually know the schools, but I assume from the tone of the OP that they’re private)

bryansworld 9:28 am 02 Jun 11

My missus is at an advanced stage of pregnancy. No one on the bus gets up for. Kids, students, adults. No one. Bad.

colourful sydney rac 9:25 am 02 Jun 11

complain to the school. write them a letter.

Chop71 9:09 am 02 Jun 11

I think you should write a letter to The Greens, They are going to solve all the public transport problems 🙂

damien haas 9:00 am 02 Jun 11

Not only that, they wont get off my damned lawn.

Holierthanthou 8:55 am 02 Jun 11

Easy, ask them to give to give you the seat.

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