>americans don't thank the bus driver when they get off
What the fuck?
Why should one thank someone for doing his job? It's his duty to do his job. I don't thank my dog for playing with me, it his his duty to do it, and if doesn't he doesn't receive his pay, which is, of course, his food.
When you thank someone for doing his job, you're giving him an additional treatment, something he doesn't deserve, therefore it would be unjust to do it.
He's doing you a service. The guy isn't a fucking robot I'm sure he appreciates a modicrumb of gratitude for having to drive a bus 10 hour a day. Its common courtesy -- like buying a coffee and saying "could I get an x with y sugar? Ta/thanks/cheers"
I don't know what it's like in Canada, but here, busdrivers are constantly late and seem to care very little about their jobs... Or the passengers for that matter. How much damage could you really do to a person like that by not thanking them?
I'm a Powerline technician
I keep your lights on all day even under scorching heart, at extreme heights.
No one says a single word to me and that's fine because that's my job.
I don't know why you think it's so hard to drive a bus around, I used to be a taxi driver so it's similar, driving is annoying but really not a heavy job.
>get on bus
>present weapons to driver and vice versa
>pay the toll
>clap to the seat
>stop to present weapons to other passengers
>join in on buswide conversation
>come to stop
>say good bye to every passenger individually
>tip driver again
>get on bus
>sit in silence
>come to stop
>thank driver and leave
what are you fucking japanese?
>he thanks people for doing their fucking job
i talk to them every day. in my town we actually call the power company, see where the most work is being done and then set up chairs and chat with them whilst they work. its usually pretty chill only like 2 shootings a year at these things.
over here we only thank the driver if he waits a bit longer for you if he sees you running to a bus or letting you get on the bus even when you arent exactly at the bus stop
you dont actually go out of your way and stop a line of people behind you to thank the driver, that's just not a proper thing to do on a busy work day, imagine 20 or 40 people are going to the front door to say 'thank you' to the driver, it just makes no sense
I don't mind. Really the only thing I want is to be left alone.
no i dont talk with people i dont know unless its necessary
"Thanks for doing your job"
Bus drivers in germany are the biggest assholes I've ever seen. They drive past the stops, they are rude as fuck and socially awkard. The worst part is that most women get a free ride if they talk to the bus drivers because they are beta cucks who will do anything to talk to a woman
>Bus drivers in germany are the biggest assholes
North European thing? I've almost been hit by bus on more than one occasion. They don't stop for anything or anyone. And then they greet you with this gaze devoid of anything human, like they're suffering from post trauma or something.
>shitskin bus drivers
Not even once
Only thank the driver when I get off at the front door and if someone else in my group getting off hasn't already.
People who yell "THANK YOU" across half the length of the bus before hopping off into a snowbank are obnoxious and autistic. People who don't thank the driver are either druggy assholes or shitskinned immigrants.
t. Ontarian college student
>All these edge lords thinking it's weird to thank someone even though they are just doing their job
A simple token of appreciation can really brighten someone's day. A bus driver is going to feel much less shitty going to work every day if he knows that people are thankful for his service
>Visit San Francicso
>go to Alcatraz
>Thank the boat driver when hopping off
>Mexican'ts and Urban Americans do that 'get a load of this guy' double blink and glance
Seriously, is it that tough to be courteous to others?
Or you can go to an instate university with a scholarship for free, and health insurance, pay a small deductible for the surgery, all the while not living in a country with a SJW prime minister and a dollar worth .69 US dollars.
>/int/ makes threads because americans talk too much
>/int/ also makes threads because we don't talk enough
American busdrivers are grumpy as fuck. Unless you take the same bus everyday don't bother or you will be greeted with "mumble mumble getoff fuckoff stfu". Even if you do take the same bus everyday don't bother with anything besides "lateah drive safe" because you will only get a grunt in return.
>even average American cities are so wealthy and successful that many thousands of people can survive on the excesses which are simply discarded
>meanwhile, canacucks would all freeze to death without gubmint support
unless you live in a select few cities on either coast, most city centers in america are detoilet-tier. nothing but niggers and crime. i think your permanent residence card allows you to visit america and see for yourself, zhang.
>twin cities same as detroit
>Dallas same as detroit
>Phoenix same as detroit
>San Antonio same as Detroit
>Denver same as Detroit
>Indianapolis same as Detroit
>Salt Lake City same as Detroit
Jesus fuck at least try to research
t. triggered flyover shit
almost all of those place you listed are suburban spawl:the city. only niggers and spics are left in the inner city. sure those cities arent falling apart, but you forgot to list shitholes like baltimore or new orleans.
>people who do this unironically
LOOK AT ME I'M SO NICE AND SOCIAL I SAID THANK YOU EVEN THOUGH I ALREADY THANKED HIM WITH MY WALLET
I bet it's Canadian immigrants who are guilty of this behavior. It's only ok to raise your hand for the bus driver or maybe even say bye if you are feeling extra nice and happen to be the last passenger. Thanking the bus driver is as retarded as clapping when the airplane lands.
You claimed that very few noncoastal cities are good. I listed over half a dozen non coastal US cities.
You then decide to try to counter my argument by listing 2 coastal cities. You still have no idea what you are talking about.
I look forward to you not reading my post and responding with counters irrelevant to what I'm saying.
this entire conversation was about living in the city center and taking a bus to work. evidently something that cant be easily done in most american cities as they have an extreme amount of suburban sprawl. successful people moved to the suburbs to purse the "american dream" and left the inner city in a state of disrepair with niggers shooting each other up, and spics selling drugs.
you then got triggered that your hometown was compared to detoilet and then listed a bunch of cities that still heavily favor driving over other modes of transit.
please, show me a city in the middle of america with decent public transit that people ride to and from work.
Is not like we have counted "thanks" or smiles to use in a day. They are free, they make other's people days less miserable, and is often a polite way to get preference.
I smile and flirt with waitress all the time to get a more polite and friendly attention from them.
When I was a cashier I didn't give a shit 2bh, I just wanted the relationship between me and customer to be over as soon as possible. Now, be funny or eccentric, there's some value, but a robotic 'thanks' doesn't change anything except I now have to respond with 'you're welcome'.
>implying I don't
I also give him a round of applause and tip
idk man, I was raised up by a friendly family. And it has been really good for us, call it naiveness or whatevs, but I still think that good hearted people like me are all around us.
Ignorance is a bliss.
>go to Canada on vacation
>get on the bus
>everyone is minding their own business
>i pay the fare and try to tip the driver, he doesn't accept it
>I force the crumpled bills in his pocket and clap to my seat
>everyone has their shoes off, I leave mine on because I'm a free American
>I sit next to some guy looking out the window
>I strike up a conversation about assault rifles and muscle cars
>I set my red solo cup between my man boobs to lift my shirt and show the Glocks hidden in my stomach rolls
>Canadian guy looks over, begins panicking
>the whole bus jumps up, scrambling to put their shoes on
>Out of confusion, I begin clapping, this causes my light beer to spill out of the solo cup
>The driver stops the bus, says he is calling the police
>I repeatedly shout at him "AM I BEING DETAINED?" while clapping
>police arrive, they find out I'm an American
>get deported back to the US
>didn't even thank the bus driver
>mfw Canadians can't handle real Americans
wow i just now thought to myself the possibility that this isn't done all over the world. thanks for expanding my mind, OP
driving buses is tough work. not thanking drivers commonly results in them becoming disgruntled and joining ISIS. How do you people think ISIS is able to get around seemingly everywhere?
most people on my bus do. regulars usually do who ride to work but faggot teenagers probably do not because they have low self esteem and they don't want to get embarrassed by sticking out.
I commute to NYC from New Jersey every day for work.
In the mornings, I'll just smile to the bus driver. But I see many passengers thanking the bus driver.
In the evenings, I will say good night. If it's really late (like midnight) or it's a difficult journey (like it's snowing really hard) I might say thank you.
Americans aren't that rude to each other, IMO
>its an Americans take banter too seriously and write paragraphs defending themselves.
Why can't you cucks just call him a leaf nigger and leave it at that? Why does everything have to become a political debate?
You're so insecure
This is me years ago when I was in high school
>put in a student ticket in the ticket thing
>driver asks for my student ID
>tell him I don't have my current one because I was sicmk on the photo day for it and I'll have it by next week, but here's last year's
>he doesn't give me a break, makes me pay the $2.75 or whatever the price of an adult ticket was at the time, on top of the student ticket I had already put in worth $2
>on my way out the front door, still thank him
He might have been a dick but he was probably having a bad day or something. I could've been a bitch about it and ignored him or said something disrespectful but I think even when someone treats you like shit, you should still treat them properly, how you expect to be treated.
I'm sure my sincere thanks had an effect on him after that incident.
Stay polite and kind /int/! Have a nice day!
Do you guys clap when the Airplane touches the ground?
Personally I think it's nice. I mean you could die during the flight like 10 times. But you didn't because they did their job properly
I want to clap for the engineers who build and maintain the airplane. Not for the button pushers in front of the plane.
So i don't clap.