Today, at Winchester, I took over the Megabus from Bournemouth to drive to London. At Winchester those passengers from Bournemouth and Ringwood who are travelling to Birmingham transfer to the Megabus from Portsmouth which continues to Birmingham. And Portsmouth/Southampton passengers for London from that bus transfer to the Bournemouth bus for London. So it’s a bit of a busy swap around at Winchester.
As soon as I was onboard at Winchester one guy, from the Portsmouth bus, tried immediately to get on and I asked him to wait while people tried to get off. I also tried to get off the bus to open the lockers for bag storage but he was so close to the door I couldn’t get off! I asked him to please stand back while people get off, he moved about 6 inches backwards :-(
Next I called out to everyone there “May I have those passengers starting from Winchester, please” (it’s much easier to check their tickets first and then board the transferring passengers), I was expecting 12 passengers in this category. Nine boarded and then the guy who couldn’t wait to get on appeared in front of me “I’m boarding the Winchester passengers at the moment” I said. ” I think they’re all on” was his response. I called out asking if there was anyone else starting from Winchester and the three people after him called out! I asked him again to please get off the bus whilst I loaded the Winchester passengers.
What is it with these people who can’t wait 3 minutes to climb aboard?