Tuesday 28 October 2008 9.30pm
How much I agree with you, Laphroag, regarding the lack of queuing for buses - and the resulting 'pack mentality'. I have had exactly the same experience at Hay's Galleria
bus stop - and many others.
It brings out the worst in me, whether or not I am first at the bus stop, to see people of all ages not giving any consideration to others.
'Consideration' is a word that seems to have all but disappeared from many people's vocabulary - along with 'fairness'.
As for 'good manners' - these are seen as old-fashioned or, worse, as a weakness by more and more people [and not just the young].
I am equally appalled at the sheer ignorance of the bus-drivers, as I move around SE1 and beyond. In my experience it is now the majority of them who seem both unable or unwilling to offer anything remotely resembling 'customer service'.
Travelling around London on a bus ceased to be much of a pleasure some years ago.