Friday, October 24, 2014

Foreign Friday

unknown bus lady and bus driver
Southern Japan tour
Spring 1980
All of the bus tours that I took were amazing, mostly due to the professionalism of the bus lady (similar to a flight attendant on a plane) and the bus driver. Both wore uniforms, and they didn't differ much from company to company. The drivers always wore white gloves while driving and when assisting with bags.

I wonder if the buses still have bus ladies and if the drivers still wear the uniform and white gloves.

6 comments:

  1. I must say the bus system in Mexico was very high standard. That is how people travel, mostly. Very very clean. Nice drivers. Just a bit odd with their stops and timing. If 2 people got off, we sat in the bus until 2 people got on...no matter how long it took

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  2. How elegant...I doubt that you would see that today.

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  3. I've never had a tour with an attendant, except the Hop on, Hop off bus in San Francisco. Usually the bus driver was also the tour guide.

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  4. Fascinating... I've done very little bus travel since school trips.

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  5. They look so professional. Isn't that neat? The tours I took years ago were absolutely top notch. In the past two years I've been on two tours of big cities, and the tour guides were terrible! What a disappointment!

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  6. The look very business like, especially the driver with his white gloves and white shoes.

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