There is a bus driver on the route 16 who has twice now very passive-aggressively tried to pick a fight with me.
Initially, I was just standing there, minding my own business, waiting for *MY* bus (the 316), but now, it's personal.
The issue: I don't want to ride his bus, so when it comes, I turn my head. Then one day last week, he stopped, opened up the bus door and said, in a very annoyed manner - but SMILING - as if I was a total moron, "You know, you can just STEP BACK if you don't want this bus."
I didn't initially say anything, but after he pulled away, I thought about it. I'm not a bus-riding novice. I've ridden King Cty Metro for over 20 years...nowhere are there any rules that say "step back if the bus arriving is not the one you want". Never have I been called out for not doing this, until now. If he had said it nicely, I would even comply. But I've ridden his bus before - I've seen him be extremely passive-aggressive with other riders when they annoyed him (there's a LOT of passive-aggressive behaviour in Seattle).
So, for the next few days, I would just turn my head away when I saw the 16 coming (but just couldn't bring myself to do what the bus driver said...yeah, out of SPITE). This went on without incident.
Then, this past Monday, I did the same, assuming it was acceptable, but he stopped and opened the door. The woman waiting with me for the 316 asked me "Did you want the 16?" I was about to reply, when the driver (same one) said, "You see? SHE can't even tell if you want to get on." I was about to reply to THIS, when he laughed and said "It's okay." Then proceeded to tell the woman, "I've told her and told her, but she still doesn't get it." Then he looked at me again, laughed, and said "It's okay". Then he pulled away.
WHAT THE FUCK??? You are probably trying to publicly shame me, but as an actor, I don't embarrass that easily. So, if it makes you feel better about yourself to stop your route, thus making all your ACTUAL RIDERS a little later to their destinations for the sole purpose of calling me out - KNOCK YOURSELF OUT! It isn't going to get you what you want, and at this point I would not set foot on your bus even if it were raining, midnight and I were being harrassed by thugs. So, hope you feel proud of bringi
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