Friday, June 27, 2008

Why do bus conductors charge fares from clergy and not from cops?

Shouldn’t it be the other way around?

Guess that’s the way we are programmed. Suck up to authority and be safe. After all, the policeman can make trouble for you, while what can clergy do? Damn you to hell? Most people are already there so it won’t matter to them.

It’s very rarely I’ve seen a bus conductor not charge clergy. Saw it yesterday, hence the post. On the other hand, never have I seen a cop being asked for money. Bus conductors who normally shout at passenger “Salli ganna, salli ganna”, gets partial blindness when cops get in. Ok most of them are probably cursing the coppers at the end of the day, but if they can let them ride free, why not clergy? I guess it depends on the moral standards of the bus conductor. Unfortunately it is non-existent in most of them.

8 comments:

Lady divine said...

I didn't know about this.. I thought they generally don't take fares from clergy....
then again, it can be expected.... sigh.. what to do men..

how unfair.. and they're not going to miss out on not taking fares from the clergy no....

pissu perera said...

because the cops have guns?

ps - i see you changed your template. nice :)

kasun said...

I think that is very rational. A police officer who is traveling as a part of their duty isn't charged because they should have been given at least a motor cycle. Because we can't afford it they are not charged. Of course a police officer who is going to report to duty or a police officer returning home from duty should pay the fares.

On the other hand clergy are not traveling as a part of their duty. so why not charge them?

Jack Point said...

Why should anyone travel free?

Acromantula said...

hmm...some buses dont charge the clergy at all... I remember this bus on the 174 route had a huge poster (behind the Drivers seat) saying they dont charge from clergy..


Also these days bus conductors dont charge from SLF personal either.... but I guess tht's more out of general respect and admiration..

Azrael said...

LD - Yeah they usually take fares from the clergy.

Pissu - yep that is one of the main reasons :)

Thanky. Heck if others are upto it why not me

Kasun - Hmmm a good point. We cant afford to give a patrol car or bike to every copper, so i guess while on duty is acceptable. As for clergy, i was thinking along the lines of respect, but it depend mostly on the person.

JP - Yeah if its free, it should apply to all he he

Acromantula - Yeah, as i said it depends on the person.

Dhanu said...

As kasun said if the cop is in uniform there's a good chance of him been on duty. Most of the cops I know are in civil when they travel to or from work.

Gallicissa said...

Cops should be charged.