To The Drunk On The Bus

I know this happened about a week ago now but something about the persons behavior still shocks me. I am not for one minute saying that i knew what she was going through, but she really disgraced herself. I don’t often get on my soap box but i just thought i’d put in my two pennies worth. Please don’t be offended. Here goes.

Last week I was happily heading off to my yoga class, which i have mentioned here before. Another passenger started chatting to me. It was the usual things, starting with how cute Ushi was. That was all grand. As the journey continued, we started talking more about what our plans were for the night ahead etc. The woman mentioned that it was her daughters 16th birthday and that she was wearing quite a lot of make up for it. She then mentioned about how i have lovely skin and it’s good i don’t feel i need make up. Nothing wrong with that right? You’d think not.

A few ros behind us, a woman sat. After the woman who was talking to me said about my skin, the woman behind started shouting about how weird it was commenting on somebodys skin. As we tried to carry on our conversation, the woman behind started to interupt. She then started going right up in to peoples faces. It was very clear that she was drunk. Very drunk, in fact. It ended up that the police were called to the bus. The woman said it was the other passengers who were the problem, not her. What was worse was that there was a 6 year old child right beside drunk woman who heard every single word. The driver was even going to transfer us all on to a different bus which drunk woman tried to board. The other driver wouldn’t let her so she eventually started walking off down the road. I don’t know if the police ever caught up with her or not, but we got back on our orriginal bus.

So i would like to say this. I know you will probably never read this, but you made a disgrace of yourself. I am not judging you, nor do i know what you were going through. I know you had a bad day, bit there was no need to act like that. I don’t have a problem with people being drunk, but most people aren’t that far gone that they become abusive. You not only ruened your day by having the police called on you, but you ruened everyone elses on that busses day too. That woman who was chatting to me probably feels horrible now and maybe wasn’t able to enjoy her evening. I certainly was quite shaken up even though it wasn’t me who was directly effected. I didn’t know where you were going or who you were going to target next. Lastly, how do you think that mother and her child felt?

I hope that if you’re ever on the same bus as me again, or anyone else from that bus that it will be a much more pleasant journey.

I am just glad the driver took action as soon as the abuse started happening. I’ve never experienced anything like it before.

I’m sorry if this offends anyone, but i am not getting at anyone who reads the blog. I just think there is no need to carry on the way that woman did.

Thank you for reading, and hopefully next time i write i won’t be so serious or ranty.

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Is It Wrong?

I’m not sure if i have mentioned, but i have two older brothers in england. One is 24 and has a baby and the other one is 22. The 22 year old sometimes comes home but has been recently going through a tough time so decided last week to come home and sort himself out.

Yes it’s great that he is coming home but he can be a little chalenging at times. He is quite an independent kind of guy and does what he wants. That’s not to say that he has been braught up that way because he has rules like everyone else, but he just has that very independent personality.

He likes to go out quite alot and gets bored quite easily. Before he went over to england, he used to have turtles but we ended up looking after them. He braught a rabbit home one day for my 8 year old brother, but again he didn’t look after it.

When he was in England he decided to get a staffy type dog. I think it was crossed with something else. The very first owner had been conditioned to fight and was regularly put on a tredmill. The next owner apparently spoiled it and it had no boundaries. Then my brother got her.

He said that the dog didn’t know how to play and would have bitten rather than played. When Ushi plays if she gets excited you’ll sometimes feel her teeth but she gets told no and she would never actually hold on. It’s more like the edge of her teeth hits your finger but she will usually stop playing and go to her bed even before she is corrected so she knows she isn’t supposed to do it. But apparently my brothers dog didn’t just get excited and did bite.

he said he “was going to take her to classes” but the person who ran the class was related to his ex girlfriend or something. (There are other classes are there not?). Anyway the dog had to be rehomed because the new flat he was living in didn’t allow pets.

Tonight he was telling us all this and said “i’d really like a bulldog”. Was it wrong that my heart sank a little? Yes i’m going to get flack because it’s not the dog who is bad it’s the owner, but anything i’ve read about bulldogs (mainly Pitbulls i must admit) is that they are bread for fighting. I found out
Some more information
And while they are quite affectionate apparently they can have that agressive instinct towards other dogs.

Maybe i’m just thinking that my brother won’t look after the dog, but i’m not willing to have ushi’s work potentially effected. We already have ushi and ash so would it be fair to have another dog in the house?

He seems to be respecting the rules so far with regards to Ushi but would he look after a dog full time? If he did get a pitbull, for instance, he would
Have to go to court
Under the new Northern ireland dog law to apply for a licence and meet certain conditions. Is it wrong that i am hoping this puts him off? I’m not saying that no one can get a dog because i have Ushi, but i think Ushi takes priority.

I’m just hoping that he has some common sense and doesn’t go through with it.

Here’s hoping that he thinks before he gets it and just doesn’t bring it home one day.