Friday, September 21, 2012

“Bus Boy” Photograph

For the privately run buses in Bangkok it is in their interests to get as many passengers as possible, so the conductor who is often a lot younger than the one in this photograph advertises their service by leaning out of the window and shouting whenever they reach a bus-stop. The standard of these private buses and the way they are driven is not always high but at least they do stop to pick up passengers. Some of the drivers of government buses prefer not to stop if they can avoid it as it is more in their interest to get home as quickly as possible.

Sorry if that sounds a bit cynical. I have watched too many buses fly passed with the driver ignoring my frantic waves. And the later it gets, the more often it happens.

Photograph taken in Rangsit, Bangkok, Thailand

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