A bus company has apologised after one of their drivers ‘went out of his way to be polite’ to a passenger on one of its routes.
Alfred Brown, 96, a decorated war veteran, was shocked when the driver on the number 62 circular service around Stoke on Trent city centre, greeted him with a cheery good morning and even offered to help him carry his bags over to his seat.
Said Mr Brown; “I’ve been using the bus for over fifty years and I’ve never experienced anything like this. The driver just seemed to have got up on the right side of bed for once and really let fly with a torrent of good will and amicability.
To be fair to them they aren’t usually like this. I fought in Burma and was taken prisoner by the Japanese but the attitude of most of their drivers puts even their tyranny and humiliation techniques to shame.”
A spokesman for Second Rate Charabancs, which runs the service, today told The Haddock; “We take this kind of allegation very seriously and will be launching a full and thorough investigation.
Mr Brown, and indeed all our passengers, can rest assured we recruit only the worst dregs of humanity and train our drivers to the lowest possible standards.
We have a long track record of leaving vulnerable passengers standing in the rain, refusing to pick up ethnic minorities and throwing OAPs out in the middle of dark and confusing industrial estates on the grounds of their catheters being offensive weapons.
This blip will not be repeated and I apologise unreservedly.”