Originally Posted by sing_dumb
This is the Hell-on-Earth, do or die...ultimate Last Chance....transport option!!!
Used them once...NEVER AGAIN!!! EVER!!
The driver was the RUDEST person I have ever met. He looked, acted and smelled awful. He kept nose-hacking, then spitting...ugly large green, infected globules of snot and plhegm, everywhere, on the Bus!!
His one-handed driving was erratic, dangerous and appalling, as he spoke/shouted loudly... in Russian...into his Mobile...non-stop...for the entire two hour, long, bleak, cold, miserable journey to Castledermot, from Busarus!!! Which should have taken...65mins...Maximum!!!!
It cost...between...E16 - E120...for this Hell-ish, uncomfortable, scabby, disease-laden bus journey!!!
Why...does...Bus Eireann...NOT...provide much-needed economy Bus Transport to places like Carlow, Baltinglass, Rathvilly, Castledermot...c'mon....the need IS there??
DO NOT USE JJ KAVANAGH TRANSPORT.
Firstly I just want to make the point,
J kavanghs are much better than bus Eireann. Bus Eireann are actually allergic to leaving on time from Busaras! This nonsense is just not accepted in other countries.
Once I was getting a bus from Busaras schedule to leave at 8pm, The bus driver comes on at 8pm like he has never got pinched in his life.
GET HIS CDS ready for the journey going through them all may i add, THEN sets up the ticket machine etc, I was just amazed at actually standing watching and waiting. we boarded after 8..
BUS leaves at 8.10pm, but hey.....
Secondly want to come to the second burning question,
I think I might know the bus driver that you are talking about Sing Dumb.
Is He a small framed, short, red/auburn haired guy???
I have simalar experiences too, if this is the same particular person who I had to put up with.
Never thought I would bring it up, but now that someone else has gotten the same abuse, heres my take on it.
A few months ago, I was took the jjkavanagh bus, but my surprise the ignorant bus driver was on
I got on and gave my 10Euro and was about to tell him where i was going to, he SHOUTED "where are you going" in a agressive manner. I told him, and he was like snatching the money... It was actually funny. well too, if your a fly on the wall.
Anyway apart from his dangerous driving, beeping the horn like a maniac at other motorists.
Half way home I had too pee, yes I know and the toilet on the bus seemed locked, so I went up to the bus driver. I asked him for the key, He SHOUTED there is no key just open it, his attitude was abrupt and impaitent. So ignored, and went down myself to try open it, no hope. Second time i went up and repeated i can't open it??!!
Wait for it. The Bus going over 65miles an hour, slammed on the brakes with the other passengers bar myself on it too, he was In a rage. He gets off his chair, stomps the whole way down the bus and nearly ****in.g breakes the door in and stomps off without saying much but "THERE". at me.
Anyway there was a problem with this door, it was not a problem on the other buses, I later found out. So I wasn't bein a pain in the whole to him to start with, which is how he made me felt at the time.
And anyway I was paying for a service!!!.
This is just one of many of this bizarre incidents with him driving the bus.
Its better to just laugh at a 30 something man behaving like a spoilt 16 year old teenager trying to manage a normal situation.
I actually was so tempted to make a complaint, but I'd like to think I have better things to do.
My two cents.