It really annoyed me this morning that I had to stand in the bus. Approximately 30% of the seats were occupied with those kids in uniforms and those with the red bus pass! There is only one bus line that travel from Port-Louis to Rose-Hill, passing through Reduit (where the University of Mauritius is situated) and Ebene (that is where I work) and there are so many *working* people who take that bus. Also, one bus is scheduled every thirty minutes.
Now, what’s really annoying is that, since I am not a student and not an old person (yet, atleast), I have to pay Rs 23 for a ticket from Plouis to Ebene and *stand* for like 45 minutes in that bus with my laptop and handbag, when those who do NOT pay are sitting comfortably, with their earphones plugged in or sleeping! Just how fair is that?! *Disgusted* Oh, what’s worse is that there are some who did not even get a standing place. They have to wait another thirty minutes and consequently be late to the office.
Those kids have a variety of bus lines to choose from to either go to school in Rose-Hill or to go to Reduit! So why can’t they leave the Ebene bus for us who actually depend on it to go to work? They should simply be *banned* from taking that particular bus!
I strongly believe that the Authority (the NTA maybe? *yawn*) can do something about that. I am going to assume they are not aware of this issue. 🙂 I am also thinking of contacting Radio Plus “Explique Ou Cas”…maybe, just maybe, something can be done about this.