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    I was taking bus' 166 followed by 174. Neither driver said anything about my pistol. It was the first time doing so. I was surprised that I didn't get asked anything at all, considering how populated bus 174 was.

    Although, a few stops after I got on 174, a man tried to get on the bus who had a "cup o noodles". The driver politely informed him that he couldn't have open food on the bus. Here's how their conversation went:

    Driver "Sorry sir, we don't allow open food on the bus"

    Would-be passenger "Would it be ok if I just hold it? I won't even eat it!"

    Driver "Sorry, that's metros policies. No open food or drink"

    Would-be passenger "Come on man, I just paid almost $3.00 for this!"

    Driver "Well you can finish it and get on the next bus. It'll be here in a half hour"

    Would-be passenger "You're a @#$%in punk a** f@gg0t!" followed by him leaving the bus

    Driver (Announces over the radio after the guy left) "Well I guess I'm a punk a** f@gg0t!"

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    You get some interesting people on the 174.
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    The 174 was listed in the top 3 for violent incidents on metro routes last year. I'm not surprised the driver didn't say anything to you. They have been up to speed for some time now.
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    and the driver escalted it. they just had a article about how assaults happen in the union paper.

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    The driver was being nice and professional during the whole ordeal

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    badger54 wrote:
    You get some interesting people on the 174.
    Some of the passengers, too. :celebrate

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    Aaron1124 wrote:
    The driver was being nice and professional during the whole ordeal
    from what you posted and how it happened. he escalated it. there are quidlines and he crossed them. you could be nice and sweet all day but metro has rules and he'd be at fault

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    Boo Boo wrote:
    Aaron1124 wrote:
    The driver was being nice and professional during the whole ordeal
    from what you posted and how it happened. he escalated it. there are quidlines and he crossed them. you could be nice and sweet all day but metro has rules and he'd be at fault
    Do you mind explaining what you feel he did wrong?

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    policy is ask once. anything else is considered an escalation

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    In your opinion, do you think he should have just allowed the guy on?

    I'm not asking to be a smarta**.. I truly want to know what you think he should have done.

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    yes, you advise of what the rules are once if they don't listen then thats their choice. the driver is there to drive the bus. not enforce the rules. they have tools to deal with issues

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    no they don't, its not their job

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    Boo Boo wrote:
    no they don't, its not their job
    I don't think he crossed the line at all. At no point did he order or demand the guy get off the bus, he informed what the policy was and gave the fool a suggestion on how to deal with it (next bus, half an hour). He handled the situation exactly as we're supposed to and did not escalate it. The ******* knew the rules and knew the consequences if he himself decided to escalate it, so he left. Cussing the driver as he did so like these cowards always do.

    No, drivers are not policy enforcers but if they followed the "tell them once" bit to the letter the busses would either be completely swarmed with people who don't give a **** because they know the drivers won't do anything, or no bus would ever go anywhere because they'd always be waiting for the sherriff/supervisor (the actual enforcers) to show up & drag these fools off.
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    if they followed the ask once policythe buses would be great to ride, driver assaults would drop off and the people who would enforce them would be

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    Metalhead47 wrote:
    Boo Boo wrote:
    no they don't, its not their job
    I don't think he crossed the line at all. At no point did he order or demand the guy get off the bus, he informed what the policy was and gave the fool a suggestion on how to deal with it (next bus, half an hour). He handled the situation exactly as we're supposed to and did not escalate it. The dip@#$% knew the rules and knew the consequences if he himself decided to escalate it, so he left. Cussing the driver as he did so like these cowards always do.

    No, drivers are not policy enforcers but if they followed the "tell them once" bit to the letter the busses would either be completely swarmed with people who don't give a @#$% because they know the drivers won't do anything, or no bus would ever go anywhere because they'd always be waiting for the sherriff/supervisor (the actual enforcers) to show up & drag these fools off.
    I agree. and aren't operators of public conveyances charged with ensuring the safety of their passengers? With the "ask once" approach, that would seem to go out the window pretty fast. In fact, I'm pretty sure this concept, if applied elsewhere in society, would pretty much cause everything to grind to a halt.

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    I ride the 174 all the time OC .Usually catch it at 216th or 208. Never had an issue at the transit center at Federal either.

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    Aaron1124 wrote:
    Driver "Sorry, that's metros policies. No open food or drink"
    We allow open drink. Can you imagine anyone riding the bus in the morning without their coffee?

    I probably would have said "When you get done with that we have a trash can up here."

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    Anyone who pays 3 bucks for a cup of noodles is an idiot.

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    Anyone who pays 3 bucks for a cup of noodles is an idiot.

    Brilliant!



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