Universal Courtesy

While in Athens with my partner, I rode city buses many times. I learned that it was all but impossible for me to get on and off buses without using the cane for balance. Frequently, the bus was crowded–standing room only. Always I was offered a seat by someone already seated. Frequently, these caring individuals were young people. I’ve not yet had the need to travel by bus in St. Petersburg, but I would certainly hope I would be offered a seat. I’m counting on this kind of hospitality being universal. If not, my hat’s off to the youth of Athens, Greece.


About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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One Response to Universal Courtesy

  1. Anonymous says:

    From what I understand, if you ride a bus in St. Petersburg you won’t have a problem finding an open seat. Ridership here is not like other big cities.

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