She explained to Carol Off on CBC, AS IT HAPPENS, that an incident occurred that appeared uneventful, until she reflected on WHAT actually took place on her bus ride to work.
The Bus Driver pulled over to the curb at Portage and Main(not a routine bus stop)and opened the automatic door, through which a gust of frigid air swept in. He hollered “Hey Buddy!”
Then the Bus Driver proceeded to open his gate, bound down the steps of his vehicle, stepped onto the sidewalk and approach this guy..’This Buddy’.
She witnessed a brief conversation between the two men. Then the Bus Driver took off his shoes and handed them to the man.
Within minutes the Shoeless Bus Driver was back behind the wheel of the bus, signalling into the left lane of traffic. She could see this man, Buddy, approaching a park bench, bending over to put one shoe on his bare foot. and then the other.
TO BE CONTINUED
I was recently privy to a professionalism, maybe even altruism, from a Bus Driver who helped me navigate GTA’s northern sector. My destination was Parry Sound, but to get from Bolton to Parry Sound, turned out to be a very circuitous route.
The Bus travel began on Centre Street to Richmond Hill. Then I encountered a wonderful Bus Driver, well versed in Ontario’s Architectural History…the seats were comfortable, the conversation interesting and the view was front-row-centre.