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    So I've been using the bus a lot more recently, and always shout "thanks!" when I get off. However nobody else really seems to apart from the odd person. Is this less common than I thought it was?
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    I've noticed it's not at all common in London but it is in West Yorkshire( where I live) and I always say thank you even if the bus driver is a douche
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    (Original post by TheStudent19)
    So I've been using the bus a lot more recently, and always shout "thanks!" when I get off.
    There's no need to shout. Blimey.


    I always praise the bus man when departing. 'I like your bald head' I may say on one occasion; 'You stayed very calm in that traffic jam very superbly' I may say in another.
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    I do. Why shouldn't I? It's free and could motivate someone through their workload.

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    I usually say: thank you.
    I know that will seem alien to some people on TSR, but I suggest they google: manners.
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    Yes, I always do. It's a nice gesture
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    I sometimes say: thank you very much
    But such occasions only occur if I feel the driver is of excellent standards.:yep:
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    A friend of mine is a lorry-driver. He could drive a thousand miles a day, be stuck in 3 hours of traffic and then arrive with the delivery to be told: "*look at watch* you're late". By about 20 mins. No thank you.
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    (Original post by Davalla)
    There's no need to shout blimey.
    He didn't. He shouted "thanks!" :yep:
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    Always. It's a simple phrase that can really make someone appreciate their job and generally just shows respect for your fellow people

    I've noticed it tends to be more gloomy in the more southern regions though. I always remember in Coventry the buses had glass fronted booths that you had to slot the exact change into. You got no change if you put too much in? What kind of barbaric system is that?
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    I always thank those i come across who provide me a service.
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    I don't

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    (Original post by TheStudent19)
    So I've been using the bus a lot more recently, and always shout "thanks!" when I get off. However nobody else really seems to apart from the odd person. Is this less common than I thought it was?
    In our area I don't think no one says it.
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    (Original post by Davalla)
    There's no need to shout. Blimey.
    Haha obviously I don't literally scream at the guy, but sometimes you have to be loud to be heard over the crying kid, the van behind that won't stop tooting and that one guy having a coughing fit in the corner. Busses can be noisy places!
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    I try to as often as I can, however it isn't always possible (for example if the exit door is halfway down the bus and so away from the driver).

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    It would be quite interesting to do a larger survey of this taking into account where people are from. I have a feeling that us Londoners have this sort of unwritten code where you never speak on public transport, and never make eye contact with the people around you. Busses and trains have to be the most awkward places! I wonder if thanking the driver is a lot more common elsewhere though which is why I don't see it happen too often here
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    I always say thanks and I get so anxious on the lead up to getting off the bus because I have to talk to the bus driver again and little things like that make me anxious but then if I didn't say it, I'd feel rude and that would lead to more anxiety. I can't win
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    sometimes...
    When I am running for the bus and they stop it I always say thank you.
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    everyone is always moody in the bus/train....so my mood drops too and even the bus driver looks like their gonna fall asleep
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    Yeah - everyone does around here it's pretty here. its pretty routine nowadays -
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    i tend to say thankyou or thanks lol
 
 
 
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