Would you help a mum onto the bus?
July 13, 2010 9:44am CST
My sister has two young children, an energetic two year old and a one year old (though the one year old is still the size of a 3 month old due to health problems). Her two year old can walk fair distances though quite often my sister has to take the huge double buggy if they are going to be out all day. She does not drive either so takes the bus many places. Many times my sister has struggled onto the bus with the buggy and toddler and baby as well as sometimes having bags plus all her little ones medical supplies. The other day she rang me in tears as she had struggled a lot getting on to the bus to take her daughter to her checkup and many people on the bus were tutting. The driver sat there and after a few minutes asked my sister to get off of the bus to which she did feeling upset and humiliated and missing her daughters appointment. My question is why couldnt someone have helped her onto the bus. Itwould have taken a matter of minutes to help and everyone would have been happy. I felt disgusted that no one offered as I certainly would have. Would you help someone in this situation or would you be one of the ones getting annoyed? What are your thoughts on people who simply sit there?
13 Jul 10
I would help a person with kids onto a bus.....I usually don't travel that often by bus mainly by trains. I helped a mother and her kid on the train I lifted the pram up to get them on the train the station master didn't really bother to get a ramp or anything which i think is unacceptable. I even give up my seat for elderly people and those that are pregnant etc. I try to help people wherever i can. It's funny because whenever i need any help at all everything is too hard for the other people. The people who sit there and ignore them i don't like them too much but one guy that didn't give up his seat for my grandma (whose 83) now and quite frail not the least bit happy with him.
13 Jul 10
We cant expect that kind of help from people these days. i mean, people dont care anymore. Its too sad. But mind you, if I were there and I saw your sister, I would definitely help. My sister had the sam e situation and I was also disgusted by people for being so inconsiderate. There was also a time when my husband and I had an accident and no one in that community every tried to help us. My husband was badly injured at that time and people were just looking at us. Good I was still in my proper mind set, i was able to call 911. People these days are becoming more heartless.
13 Jul 10
I rarely travel by bus, however if i see a mum that has problems with boarding the bus, because of extra luggage or an elderly adult i gladly help them to get on the bus. However i have seen some pretty retarded actions by teenagers who instead of helping them start to laugh and point them.