Friday 4 November 2011 2.37pm
Boss St Bloke wrote:
Have a friend who lives on the continent with bendy buses and he reckons nobody would dream of not paying - don't know why it's different over here.
I'm not an habitual bus traveller, but I've used them on occasion in Warsaw, Brussels, Paris and a couple of German cities.
There were regular ticket checks on most routes, and I've seen people have their details recorded, and ordered off the bus in both Poland and France.
I wouldn't say that most other Europeans would not try to evade their fare, but over here it is endemic.
I think that the prevailing attitude over here is, "Let's stick it to the man."
The "man" in this instance being the bus company.