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    Surely it depends upon the bus driver? I'm from Yorkshire, and as a rule of thumb, I'll always say thank you, but if you are served by one of those drivers who grunts and throws change at you, ain't no way I'm expressing my gratitude towards them.


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    (Original post by Holby_fanatic)
    I always say thank you. There's no reason not to be polite and I think it makes the driver feel better.

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    I always say thank you! I think it's really rude not to.

    When I was in Canada, the bus driver was wishing everyone who got off the bus a good day even though they were getting off from the door further down. They are amazingly friendly there!

    In Scotland, I noticed a lot of people not say thanks. It was my first ever encounter with people who didn't thank the driver. I grew up in Ireland.
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    (Original post by Alex2424)
    Surely it depends upon the bus driver? I'm from Yorkshire, and as a rule of thumb, I'll always say thank you, but if you are served by one of those drivers who grunts and throws change at you, ain't no way I'm expressing my gratitude towards them.


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    Maybe they're not having a good day and your expression of gratitude could be the thing that cheers them up?
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    yes i do. particularly if they wait as you running for the bus:h:. however those type of drivers are few and far between.:mad:
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    I'd always say thankyou! It's simply polite, and will result in happier bus drivers across the nation! :yep:
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    I always say thanks, most people do where I live (especially the pensioners), sometimes I feel weird saying it though like when i say thanks to a customer and people always say thanks to me after I've served them where I work, it's thanks for everything when im serving customers.. Thanks after they give me the product, thanks after they give me the money I asked for, thanks after they leave. Don't know what I'm saying thanks for exactly though? But it's nice to be nice


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    (Original post by malteser87)
    Maybe they're not having a good day and your expression of gratitude could be the thing that cheers them up?
    There's a difference between not having a good day, and deliberately setting out to ruin everyone else's


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    I always say thank you. No harm in being polite
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    I tend to say thank you to the bus driver on most occasions, many people tend to do the same where I live. The other day I was lucky enough to have a bus driver who actually said thank you to me when I was getting off the bus!
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    I do sometimes, not always


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    Yeah, all the time. Some bus drivers appreciate it, some ignore me. Either way, still say it.

    I don't know, but a lot of bus drivers in my area seem quite gloomy and down, so I try to cheer them up a little
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    Who gives two ****s? They're doing their job, I'm too busy listening to my music to give a ****.

    I'm not a total prick, but I know that we're under no obligation to say thank you to the bus driver.
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    Thanks very much indeedy.
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    Some of the people on here seem to forget that in most buses, especially london buses, the exit is halfway down the bus.

    Whereas you might get buses out of London where the only way you have to exit is through the driver side.
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    I always say thank you, I just feel rude not to, when the bus is really late I tell my self I'm not going to say thank you but I always do.
    Also about the litter, yes I find it disgusting. There are always bottles on the floors and they always roll next to my feet. A bus inspector was on the bus once and picked up a can of sardines from the back of the bus
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    I say thanks to all fellow passengers for a safe journey
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    depends really. usually when i travel on a single deck bus, people do say thanks, however i've never seen anyone who says thanks on a double deck bus. & i do say thanks when im getting on the bus, as a tap my oyster. in terms of litter chucking, its just pure disgusting, forget the empty bottles there are oily chips and chicken bones on some seats!
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    (Original post by heirloom)
    I say thank you. Some people do some people dont
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    Most people on this thread don't live in London lol. Trust me, as has been said, hardly anyone in London says thanks. I don't know why, it's just the way it is. Try thanking the driver during rushhour in a packed bus! Nor is it rude not to say thanks like some people here seem to be implying, at the end of the day, they're doing their job. It's just like purchasing something from a shop, after paying and receiving my purchase I always say thanks added with a "goodbye/see you later". But at the end of the day i would be shocked if someone thought it was rude for not saying thanks to the person doing their job. Although you do come across as a nicer person.
 
 
 
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