Monday 18 November 2002

The customer's always right...

...unless he's too wet! An Edinburgh schoolboy tried to take a bus home. But:
Tommy Lindsay was on his way home from his after-school drama club in the pouring rain when he tried to board a number 3 Lothian bus.

But the youngster says the driver stopped him, insisting he was too wet to get on, and then pulled away, leaving the soaking schoolboy facing a half-hour walk home alone in the dark.

Perhaps I don't need to point out that Lothian Buses is a "public" and not a private organisation. The typical government response:
The spokesman would make no comment on whether or not it was company policy to refuse entry to a bus because a person was too wet.
I have a comment. Privatise them. Now.