1289 users online (264 members and 1025 guests)  


Websleuths News


Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Rochester, New York
    Posts
    30,559

    Exclamation OR bus driver accused of berating mom, crying baby

    http://news.yahoo.com/bus-driver-acc...001624497.html

    OR bus driver accused of berating mom, crying baby
    AP By NIGEL DUARA - Associated Press | AP Mon, Oct 3, 2011

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) A driver in Oregon's largest public transit agency berated a woman and her crying baby into getting off a bus in a Portland suburb, saying "I can't drive with that noise," another passenger said Monday.

    Over the loudspeaker, the female bus driver told the woman to distract the baby to quiet it down, passenger Jennifer Chapman said. Other passengers muttered that the driver should "just drive the bus, just do your job," she said....


    Wow! I think someone has burnt out on their job.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    79
    *snipped from article* The driver, who was not identified, has been placed on administrative leave while the agency investigates the complaint from the incident .

    Does this mean WITH pay?

    I can understand a crying baby or toddler can be a distraction, but children do cry. It makes me think of when my daughter was a baby. My daughter has Cystic Fibrosis and she cried so much, especially when we would go out in public. She wasn't old enough to tell me what was wrong, so I would do the best I could. I got so many angry looks from other people but never any comments. But the looks alone were bad enough.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Rochester, New York
    Posts
    30,559
    Quote Originally Posted by margE View Post
    *snipped from article* The driver, who was not identified, has been placed on administrative leave while the agency investigates the complaint from the incident .

    Does this mean WITH pay?

    I can understand a crying baby or toddler can be a distraction, but children do cry. It makes me think of when my daughter was a baby. My daughter has Cystic Fibrosis and she cried so much, especially when we would go out in public. She wasn't old enough to tell me what was wrong, so I would do the best I could. I got so many angry looks from other people but never any comments. But the looks alone were bad enough.
    I'm sorry to hear about your child. I hope they're doing better now.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    1,830
    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
    http://news.yahoo.com/bus-driver-acc...001624497.html

    OR bus driver accused of berating mom, crying baby
    AP By NIGEL DUARA - Associated Press | AP – Mon, Oct 3, 2011

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)A driver in Oregon's largest public transit agency berated a woman and her crying baby into getting off a bus in a Portland suburb, saying "I can't drive with that noise," another passenger said Monday.Over the loudspeaker, the female bus driver told the woman to distract the baby to quiet it down, passenger Jennifer Chapman said. Other passengers muttered that the driver should "just drive the bus, just do your job," she said....

    Wow! I think someone has burnt out on their job.
    I agree, This bus driver has a short fuse or no compassion for a woman with a crying baby. The baby is going to cry and he can't stop it. I don't believe for a minute that this bus driver has never experienced a crying child on his bus route. I've been on planes with crying children. Never had the pilot say "I can't fly with that noise".
    Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous -
    Albert Einstein

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    79
    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
    I'm sorry to hear about your child. I hope they're doing better now.
    My daughter will be turning 17 in a couple of weeks.. When we go out in public now, I have people staring at her for the "teenage attitude" lol....

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Rochester, New York
    Posts
    30,559
    Quote Originally Posted by margE View Post
    My daughter will be turning 17 in a couple of weeks.. When we go out in public now, I have people staring at her for the "teenage attitude" lol....
    Somehow I think you're glad to have to deal with that instead of the other alternative.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    23,796
    I swear my son cried almost continuously up until the age of one. You try to cut down on activities but some things you just have to go ahead and do.

    We went to get groceries at Biggs a local box store one day and DS was crying. We were wandering the aisles looking at things and doing the shopping. By then I knew there was nothing I could do except do my shopping and keep him clean and dry.

    Well that night we were picking up something in the back, and DS was crying. An employee came to me and (nicely) asked me if there was anything wrong and was there any way I could quiet my DS. Of course I told her no.

    She said ok, but asked me to stay away from the electronics area because his cry was similar in tone to the electronics alarm and it was making the loss prevention people nervous.

    Bus driver? I don't see how they have any right to put them off the bus. The child could have been ill and Mommy could have been taking it to the Dr. for all the driver knew. Or putting the baby off the bus could have put Mommy in a compromising position. Mommy could have been going after food for the baby. How long would this ride have been anyway?

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Rochester, New York
    Posts
    30,559
    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriew View Post
    I swear my son cried almost continuously up until the age of one. You try to cut down on activities but some things you just have to go ahead and do.

    We went to get groceries at Biggs a local box store one day and DS was crying. We were wandering the aisles looking at things and doing the shopping. By then I knew there was nothing I could do except do my shopping and keep him clean and dry.

    Well that night we were picking up something in the back, and DS was crying. An employee came to me and (nicely) asked me if there was anything wrong and was there any way I could quiet my DS. Of course I told her no.

    She said ok, but asked me to stay away from the electronics area because his cry was similar in tone to the electronics alarm and it was making the loss prevention people nervous.

    Bus driver? I don't see how they have any right to put them off the bus. The child could have been ill and Mommy could have been taking it to the Dr. for all the driver knew. Or putting the baby off the bus could have put Mommy in a compromising position. Mommy could have been going after food for the baby. How long would this ride have been anyway?
    BBM


  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    In the Boonies of Louisiana
    Posts
    3,354
    I usually stay up all night so I watch a lot of the all night news shows and this story was featured on a quite a few of them. I heard it reported a few times that the other passengers on the bus were so disgusted with the behavior of the driver that THEY GOT OFF THE BUS with the mom and waited with her until the next bus came along. Apparently it was dark also and not an area you would want a mom and young child alone in.
    I thought that was rather extraordinary thing for people to do, especially given how so many people behave nowadays.

    Naw, I don't suffer from insomnia.. i rather enjoy it!
    SwampMama

    GUILTY!!!

    Cyrus C. convicted of 2004 arson in Harvey, La. that killed 4 people, including his 19-month-old daughter, his teenage girlfriend, the girlfriend's mom and GF's young brother (age 11). He was acquitted in 2008 (state charges) in 2008 and found GUILTY (federal charges) in 2013

    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/...d_of_2004.html



Similar Threads

  1. GUILTY TX - Zin Zhang for attempted murder, Houston, 2010
    By Texas Mist in forum Recently Sentenced and Beyond
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 12-22-2015, 01:04 AM
  2. 'Dead' baby wakes up crying in funeral home
    By LinasK in forum Bizarre and Off-Beat News
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-06-2013, 12:26 PM