Unfiltered Story #27893

Perth, Australia | Unfiltered | October 21, 2015

(I’m on my way to Supanova Pop Culture Expo a few years ago. Usually the train running stops at the show grounds station but due to some technical issue along the train line the train can’t run so there are replacement buses that run along an alternative route what normally is a 15 minute train trip turns into a 30 minute bus trip. There are a large group of people on the bus and I’m sitting in the front seat behind the driver. It becomes obvious that the driver doesn’t know the route when we see him check a street directory a few times. As we pull up at some traffic lights I notice that we are definitely going to be going the wrong way and the driver seems to realise too, turns to me and asks)

Driver: “Damn, are we supposed to up that way” *points towards the right*

Me: “Yeah otherwise you’ll end up in City Beach” (30 minutes away from where we need to be)

Driver: “Ah righto, hang on”

(The driver waits till the lights turn green and turns right crossing 6 lanes in front of oncoming traffic in both directions. As we come over a hill we pull up behind another train replacement bus, the driver radio’s the driver in front)

Driver: “Hey *driver* can I follow you? I’ve never done this route before”

Woman behind me: “Yeah no shit”

Other Driver: “Yeah *our driver* No problem”

(15 minutes later as we finally reach our destination a large group of get off the bus and the woman who was sitting behind me shouts)

Woman: “OH THANK GOD WE’RE ALIVE! Shit I hope the trains are back on when we’re leaving”

(Unfortunately the trains were still out of service when I was leaving a few hours later. I ended up walking 20 minutes to the main road to get a bus from there)

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