when the bus captain (not driver) goes the extra mile…

today i boarded SBS Transit 82 on the way home
the Indian driver greeted “Good evening” as me and other passengers boarded the bus…the last person, a student, was like wondering what the captain was saying (blur look on her face), she stopped for a moment in front of the captain, then continued walking, then the captain said, “Ha don’t understand eh?”

Along the way, he would remind passengers that no need to rush when alighting, though he seems to be talking to himself. There were some passengers trying to look at who’s he talking to…

As the bus proceeded on its journey, I noticed that when he greets people, some simply ignored and continue walking after tapping the EZ Link card, while others appear appalled and shocked or stood back at the captain’s courtesy, while some smiled back…

At one stop, a pregnant lady alighted from a car and boarded. She seem to know the captain, smiled and greeted him too. The captain waited for the lady to get to her seat before driving. He later beeped/horned and waved at the car which alighted the lady.

At a zebra crossing, he even beeped/horned at the kid walking by and waved to him…haha

Well, this is what happens when a bus captain goes a little extra mile and somehow generally we find it weird…I’ve encountered other similar (or was it the same person? lol) before….and hope more captains should be like this to make up our day and their day…and certainly hope it wasn’t the same captain who I met a few *years* back…

well, after all, he’s a bus captain, not driver…