MS = Drunk

Sep. 11th, 2010 09:49 pm
purple_bug: (*headdesk*)
[personal profile] purple_bug
I've encountered bad bus drivers in my time - deliberately missing the stop because you must ring the bell even if you're standing up front clearly waiting to get off; getting out to get groceries while passengers wait on the bus; going far too fast on icy roads, etc. But today, a driver took a corner sharply and a woman fell right off her seat. When the nearest person helped her up (I was quite far back or I would've got up to help), she shouted at the driver for his poor driving, and he answered back, "I'm sorry, you're drunk!" Woman flashes her disability travel card and yells at him some more, because he keeps saying she's drunk. Apparently 'drunk' and 'MS' are the same in Bus Driver Land. *headdesk*

Date: 2010-09-11 09:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] brewsternorth.livejournal.com
*headdesks with you* Epic fail. I mean, buses aren't *the* most friendly environments for PWD even if the bus-driver isn't being an arse, but that particular instance of ableism was *not* helpful.

I hope she did manage to get to her stop?

Date: 2010-09-11 10:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] purple_bug.livejournal.com
I hope so, but I don't know - it was after mine. She went to sit in a safer seat - she'd been sitting in that raised one up the front behind the driver, so it was more of a tumble than most of the other seats :o(

Date: 2010-09-12 04:42 am (UTC)
clocketpatch: A small, innocent-looking red alarm clock, stuck forever at 10 to 7. (5  wishes he could swear)
From: [personal profile] clocketpatch
face!palm x 1000000000000

Date: 2010-09-12 09:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kazzy.livejournal.com
*head desk*

Stupid people are stupid.

Date: 2010-09-15 09:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] princecolin.livejournal.com
That is utterly ridiculous.

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