Facebook user Fadillah Ramthan shared how her 6-year-old son and their maid were scolded by a rude bus driver for using a child concession card when boarding bus service 969 at Tampines Interchange.
Here is what she said
On 31 Jan 2023 at 2.03 pm, my helper and 6-year-old son boarded bus service number 969 from Tampines Interchange.
My son tapped his child concession card which he has been doing all these while without any issues, when the bus driver (a Chinese lady wearing a ponytail) suddenly began scolding him for using a card with zero value (in her words).
My helper explained that he had just started primary 1. Being just the beginning of the school term, obviously he has not gotten his primary school concession card yet and we all know that the child concession card can be used until 30 April of the year the child turns 7 because of this exact reason.
As it was only January, I don’t understand why was she questioning him as if he was a fare cheat! Even after she knew my son was in Primary 1, she still insisted that he should be paying for his fare.
When my helper further told her that she doesn’t know and that she would check with me, the driver retorted rudely, “what don’t know, don’t know, you better check!”
Adding on to their embarrassment, the bus driver continued her scoldings even as the bus was already leaving the interchange.
Both my son and helper who were clearly helpless had to endure her rude scoldings in front of so many passengers! It was humiliating and uncalled for as they did no wrong!
Brought it up to the bus company (before I even decided to post it here) but they sided with their bus driver as usual.