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Strange happenings on the green minibus

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    Strange happenings on the green minibus

    Two successive drivers waited until I sat down before pulling away. Is that a record?


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    Quote Originally Posted by LoughtonLion:
    Two successive drivers waited until I sat down before pulling away. Is that a record?
    I've had this recently too. Perhaps a new directive has gone out?
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    It means you are now considered as 'elderly'.


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    This is interesting. I have noticed this too recently. Before, the driver would step on the gas and takeoff the moment I "beep" the octopus, not waiting for me to get to the seat (as I hang on for dear life as I grope towards the seat).

    I suspect there were too many people complaining about the inconsiderate drivers or possibly a spike in injuries (and associated lawsuits against the minibus companies).


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    Quote Originally Posted by LoughtonLion:
    Two successive drivers waited until I sat down before pulling away. Is that a record?
    Now that you mention it, this has been happening with much higher frequency. Its not just green, its also red.

    Wondering if there was a recent accident of sorts causing this new safety measure...

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    It is getting more common in Green Minibus as those drivers are employee and they earn flat salary. Not so with the red one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HowardCoombs:
    Now that you mention it, this has been happening with much higher frequency. Its not just green, its also red.

    Wondering if there was a recent accident of sorts causing this new safety measure...
    That was my thought. I actually noticed it too the other day (I had a lot of bags and it took more than 2 seconds to sit down, and it suddenly became obvious he was waiting and I thought "wtf! that's new!"

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    It sounds like argumentum ad populum to me (a fallacious statement that is concluded to be true because many people believe it to be so).

    I haven't noticed a damn thing. Then again, I probably wouldn't notice if my ass was on fire.

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    I blame mainlanders.