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oldsurly



Joined: 05 Nov 2009

PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 8:31 pm    Post subject: Bus ride refusal Reply with quote

Yesterday I was out with my family, 1 child, a newborn and my wife (Korean).
As we tried to board the bus with the folded stroller the driver told us we were NOT allowed to get on and he wouldn't let us. He drove away with the door open and told us to get the next bus. This confused me. It had something to do with the stroller.

Is there a rule to deny service to passengers with strollers or other items for children?

I am just curious.

regards,

oldsurly
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optik404



Joined: 24 Jun 2008

PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think I've ever seen a stroller on the bus before. If it wasn't allowed, why would he tell you to take the next one. Probably just being a dick.
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crescent



Joined: 15 Jan 2003
Location: yes.

PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps your Korean wife could call the bus company and ask why?
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Lucas



Joined: 11 Sep 2012

PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Perhaps your Korean wife could call the bus company and ask why?


Or you could have been an alpha male and just got on anyway (using the baby as a human shield if needed) Very Happy
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Stan Rogers



Joined: 20 Aug 2010

PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was it a sit down bus? Many of those buses are not allowed to take standing passengers on certain routes if the bus is full.

Also some airport buses up in Seoul that cater to airport workers will not take passengers with large pieces of luggage. I don't think your stroller was the problem but maybe.
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Dodge7



Joined: 21 Oct 2011

PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was because you were an interracial couple. Lets call a spade a spade.
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transmogrifier



Joined: 02 Jan 2012
Location: Seoul, South Korea

PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dodge7 wrote:
It was because you were an interracial couple. Lets call a spade a spade.


Well, I'm glad that's sorted.
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Waygeek



Joined: 27 Feb 2013

PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dodge7 wrote:
It was because you were an interracial couple. Lets call a spade a spade.


OK. You're a racist. Racist against Koreans and the proof is that you jump to wild conclusions with no evidence.
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oldsurly



Joined: 05 Nov 2009

PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stan Rogers wrote:
Was it a sit down bus? Many of those buses are not allowed to take standing passengers on certain routes if the bus is full.

Also some airport buses up in Seoul that cater to airport workers will not take passengers with large pieces of luggage. I don't think your stroller was the problem but maybe.


No, not a sit down bus but a rather larger green neighbourhood bus. A neighbourhood I have lived in since 2005. So, I was just a bit confused. I usually do not take the bus so I just wanted to know if there was something I had missed over the years.I appreciate it.

It did have something to do with the stroller.

Oldsurly
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Dodge7



Joined: 21 Oct 2011

PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Waygeek wrote:
Dodge7 wrote:
It was because you were an interracial couple. Lets call a spade a spade.


OK. You're a racist. Racist against Koreans and the proof is that you jump to wild conclusions with no evidence.

Ok, if that's what you think I am so be it. I'm not going to try to win your approval or try to make you think more highly of me. It is what it is.
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alongway



Joined: 02 Jan 2012

PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

was the bus a low floor bus? if not, was the next one? That might be why.
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lithium



Joined: 18 Jun 2008

PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Waygeek wrote:
Dodge7 wrote:
It was because you were an interracial couple. Lets call a spade a spade.


OK. You're a racist. Racist against Koreans and the proof is that you jump to wild conclusions with no evidence.


Perhaps you should get a little more time under your belt before you call out someone with experience.
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Dodge7



Joined: 21 Oct 2011

PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

more time under my belt? what are you talking about?
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john110375



Joined: 30 Jul 2007
Location: seoul

PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've taken the blue and green buses with my twins and a huge bulky twin stroller. I don't think it was the stroller. Maybe a sucky driver. I had a driver once give me the crossed arms saying no but I just ignored him.
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War Eagle



Joined: 15 Feb 2009

PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dodge7 wrote:
more time under my belt? what are you talking about?


I think he was defending you and speaking to Waygeek.

Why? I have no idea.
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