Someone asked a good question on my cellphone-using bus driver post that I thought needed to be answered up here. They wondered why I didn’t pull the bell myself. This is because when you’re blind, sometimes it’s hard to judge the distance and time and know if you’re really at the bus stop you think you are, and getting lost, especially in the cold, isn’t my favourite pastime. Some blinks are awesome at the whole knowing exactly where they are on a bus route thing , and have no problem pulling the bell at the right spot. I’m not one of those, so I prefer to sit at the front of the bus and ask to be let off at a certain stop.
Does that make sense? I hope it explains that whole thing to a few people who probably think I’m a lazy bastard for not pulling the bell.