herent - A Belgian bus driver who was fed up with the need to push the stop button unnecessarily passed all stops. His employer, bus company De Lijn, has tapped the man.
When Monday evening, from Leuven to Brussels on the bell was pressed, the bus driver stopped as it should at the next stop. However, no one stepped out. The driver in question immediately ignited anger. According to a passenger, the driver stood up and asked, screaming, who had pressed the bell.
Because no one answered, the bus driver became even worse. The man demanded that the culprit make himself known, but decided to continue driving when many travelers requested the driver. Everything seemed like cake and egg again, until passengers realized that the man was driving past all stops and straight to the draw. He then left the rested passengers to their fate and left for home.
Bus company De Lijn has offered its exuses for the behavior of the man. 'That is indeed not a way of doing things and that is what the driver also realizes after the conversation we had with him. We apologize to the travelers and will investigate the matter internally. I can not say yet if there is a penalty, 'says a spokesperson.