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    I say thank you to every bus driver, even if they're in annoyed mood. I just think it's nice... Also, like everybody that catches the same buses as me, where I live, says thank you. It's just what we do.
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    (Original post by yellowcopter)
    I don't, no one does in London. I've honestly never seen anyone say thanks to a bus driver.
    I live in Westminster London and I do say thank you whenever I get on the bus. Although it happens rarely I've seen others do it too.
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    (Original post by James A)
    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.
    Also London has a faster paced lifestyle than these rural villiages people are citing from. Saying thanks to bus drivers in London?? Ain't nobody got time for that. :awesome:

    Also a site somewhere said that central London has one of the highest average walking speeds in the world. :eek:

    I can imagine this is true, cause try doodling along at a tube station during rushhour, everyone will just sail past you.
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    I always say thank you getting on and off :yep:
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    (Original post by Member731)
    I live in Westminster London and I do say thank you whenever I get on the bus. Although it happens rarely I've seen others do it too.
    99% of people in London don't.
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    i live in London and i don't, but i've seen a few people do, but only very few. i don't think it's rude to not say thank you, instead i just be the efficient customer, get on quickly, make sure i don't waste anyone's time, have my oyster ready and make no noise then get off at the right place etc, it's rude if you start arguing unnecessarily or being noisy, not just if you don't say thanks. and tbh i never actually look at the drivers when i get on, it's just a habit to look at where i tap my oyster in and then look for an available seat straight after.

    and buses are usually so busy anyway, things like restaurants and shops i say thank you cos it's almost like a one to one, and they give you things so it actually just feels rude for me to not say thanks, but on a bus you just tap in or show your ticket and that's that. it's quite interesting to see how many people say thank you though, i didn't know many people did :P
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    I live in London and no-one really says it. I usually give them a smile when I get on, and say thanks if I've had to run for the bus. I never shout it when I get off at the other end of the bus though...
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    I do it, it's just a reflex
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    Yeah, everyone does here
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    (Original post by LSeeber1)
    I think if you don't thank them (without good reason to) you're just being rude.. They're offering you a service. They get you from A to B, the least you can do is show a bit of gratitude and thank them.
    It's almost like you're assuming that people get the bus for free. Believe it or not, nobody is under any obligation to thank the driver. Yes it's polite and whatnot, but at the end of the day, it's their job.
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    I bet it drives them insane after a while, different versions of thank you over and over again.
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    I always say thanks :yep: just polite.
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    I say thanks unless they drive badly or are grumpy..
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    In my home city, yes. Nearly everybody does. In London? No. The exit door isn't near the driver anyway...
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    In London people dont form orderly queues for buses ... unlike my home town
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    I say thank you because I feel strange just walking past without saying anything. It's pretty common where I live but I've noticed less of it in Edinburgh. The litter thing annoys me too. There's nearly always a bin or some kind on the bus or next to the bus stop so I don't see why people can't just take their rubbish with them.
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    If it is a one door bus, then yes.

    If it is a double decker, where the exit door is far from the driver, than no.
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    I always say thank you unless I have a rude bus driver. Hardly ever have a rude bus driver though.
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    I do if the bus driver is nice. I don't mind it if the bus is late and the driver is obviously sorry for it, whether its his fault or not. But unfortunately round where I live the buses are horrendous and you are lucky to get one that isn't at least 20 minutes late. When this happens most of the bus drivers are unbelievably rude and snappy. Not really what I expect after I spend £200 for a bus pass. When that happens I choose not to say thankyou.

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