Almost the end

Some days I wonder why I do the job I do…

This evening, While driving the last 500 that goes back to Aylesbury from Watford, The bus ran out of diesel at Berkhamstead.

This lady (I use the term VERY loosely) came stomping down the stairs and said..

“Get on the f***ing phone to your f****ing office and tell then I want a Taxi to take me home and they can f***ing pay for it”

After telling her to not speak to me like a piece of shit, I rang the depot who advised that they wouldn’t book the taxi and that she could get one if she liked, Got a receipt and tried to claim it back from ARRIVA.

This was relayed to said lady who then continued to F and blind for a few more seconds. Then her other half asked if I’ve tried to start the bus in gear. This brings a look of puzzlement to my face as I can’t quite see how thats going to change the fact that the bus is out of diesel. I explain that the bus is an automatic, So if it is in gear the ignition won’t work.

The reply “But have you tried it?”

I chose to just ignore him.

Anyway they go off walking towards Berko to find a taxi, and the couple of other passengers wait with me for the engineers from Hemel Hempstead to arrive with fuel.

About 40 minutes later we are back on the road and as I get into Berko Town centre these two are waiting at the bus stop.

I pull up and open the doors and ask “what happened to the Taxi?”

The reply was “Are you some sort of f***ing C*** of summat?! You told us you had run out of diesel”

I tried to explain that we had and that now the engineers had put some more in the bus we could go again.

This was met with “You lying c***. You must have to be a wanker to get this job or summat”

This continued for the rest of the trip, Until the lady got off, Who then walked straight infront of the bus so I had to hit the brakes and then threw a large stone and a number of eggs at my cab window and told me i was “A F***ing knob”.

At Aylesbury her other half got off and told me “I’ll look out for you around town and I’m gonna do ya” and walked off.

After a very unpleasant 40 minutes driving (Well after my proper finish time), and with alot of other stuff (which I may blog about later) going round my mind I shut the doors, and burst into tears on the drive back to the yard. :(

Yes I know I’m a big girl, But it really got to me today… Today was the day I nearly gave it all up.


Aylesbury Depot News

Have just received a couple of pictures of the first repainted bus to arrive back at Aylesbury. Buses on Red Route 9 and Blue Route 2 are being painted different colours (Red and Blue, Obviously). 3485 is the first to return repainted and with new seat covers….

 

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Have also been told that the Wycombe Solo’s might not be coming to Aylesbury after all. Two different rumours are going around. One that they will stay at Wycombe and the other that them will be going to MK Metro.


October already!

Well again it’s been over a month since my last posting.

I’ve not really had much to write about as work is painfully boring at the moment.

My Psoriasis has gone mad in the last few days, and I spent most of Saturday morning at the Hospital being seen by a specialist. It’s now been decided that I shall take a rather nasty drug called Methotrexate. This comes with a delightful side order of Weekly Blood Tests, The possibility of a Liver Biopsy and the feeling of nausea for around three days after taking the drug. But even with all that, If it clears my skin I’ll be happy! and taking a tablet once a week sounds much better than having to apply creams twice (or more) a day.

 

This is gonna sound really sad, and well, I don’t care! 😀

I went to the London Transport Museum shop in Covent Garden a few weeks back and saw these cushions… Not any old cushions you must understand, But cushions that have been made out of London Bus Seats of yesteryear, and ever since then I’ve wanted one. I popped down there yesterday and got myself one :)

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News from work is that we will be receiving a couple of brand new buses. This is unheard of in Aylesbury!!

The two Optare Solo’s were originally purchased for High Wycombe depot for a route to Thame, But when they arrived it was noted that they didn’t fit on the stops at Wycombe Bus Station (Why this wasn’t thought about before they spent the money on them is anyones guess!).

But Wycombe’s misfortune is our gain and they should be arriving shortly…

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