I was on an express bus going on portage, the bus was pretty packed so I decided to surf the net until I got to my stop. I suddenly realized I was at my stop! I jumped up to get ring the bell and get off at my stop. There was a bus in front of ours boarding passengers, so my bus wasn't even moving. The driver would not open the back door and I even yelled, "back door please!" and even others yelled to the driver, "someone wants to get off the bus!". I thought she didn't hear or see me so I hurried to the front and asked I could get off. She acted like I wasn't even standing there and said nothing and began to proceed to drive ahead.
I asked again if she could let me off but no response. As I sighed and gave up I asked her where the next stop was she replied it was on Valour Road. I guess I could have been rude and cause a scene but I am not that type of person to treat anyone that way.
When I got off, I even said sarcastically have a nice day bus driver. I just found that experience to be unpleasant considering I am also seven months pregnant and had to go off my route because of her attitude. What would have been so difficult to just let me off. I always find most drivers very pleasant and polite as I am to them.
Yes the 25 Express, seems like a good idea in rush hour but then you learn the hard way that it skips the regular express stops and always seems to have a dinkhole bus driver. Beware, people!