Inspector went the extra mile
There are often complaints about the drivers and staff on the Dundee buses, but we saw one individual go that extra mile!
A ticket inspector got on the number 10 from the city centre which left the High Street at 12.39.
When we got to the stop at the back of the Gallagher retail park, a young woman with twin babies in a double buggy asked him how long it would take to get to Kirkton.
She said she had got on at Ninewells but the inspector said she would have to get off in the town to get another bus as the 10 would take about another hour.
He checked that she had a daysaver ticket and tried to explain where to get another bus, but she had a foreign accent and seemed unfamiliar with the area.
However, at the next stop on Broughty Ferry Road he told her he would get off and walk her up to where she could get a bus, probably Arbroath Road, which is no mean feat with a double buggy!
Well done that man, and all the other drivers on the Broughty Ferry route. Dorothy Thomson.
Appalled by driving letter
I was appalled by the letter in the Tele from Freddie Henry suggesting women drivers be banned from the roads at peak times.
What a nonsense. I drive to and from Ninewells Hospital in Dundee during peak times and see numerous examples of bad driving from men.
I expect Freddie Henry feels we should be at home at these times doing the cleaning and cooking. I hope he never has to be taken to Accident and Emergency between these times and finds there are no staff there as they have been unable to drive to work! Ballistic Barbara of Broughty Ferry.
* I think Freddie Henry should maybe take his arrogant self off the road!
Maybe the so-called competent male drivers should be the ones staying off the roads at the times he stated and us women can get on with driving without arrogant males! Female Driver.
Teen angst was Leslie’s speciality
I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of singer Leslie Gore at the age of 68.
I continued to collect her LPs for many years all had a stunning photo of her on their sleeves.
It’s My Party, Maybe I Know, You Don’t Own Me, and Hey Now are just a few of her hits from the early 1960s on Mercury Records.
Marvin Hamlish’s composition, Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows was another barnstormer for Leslie.
She specialised in teenage angst, so her powerful delivery touched a chord. J. I. Matthew.
Romans relatively recent
I visited the Roman exhibition at the McManus in Dundee recently.
This excellent loan from the British Museum features many items, both decorative and practical, from around 2000 years ago.
In another part of the McManus I learned that there are volcanic rocks at the Stannergate which are 400 million years old.
It suddenly struck me as ironic that nobody gives them a second glance while we quietly and reverentially peer at the man-made and relatively recent artefacts from ancient Rome. If you get too close you are politely told to move back while at the Stannergate you could pop a piece of history in your pocket if you wanted and no one would care! Balgay Boab.