A bus driver from Bridgend has found himself jobless today after a tribunal hearing found him guilty of not bothering to return a wave from a fellow bus driver coming in the opposite direction.
Ted Jones, who had only been employed First Group’s Welsh division for three months, was dismissed after CCTV footage exposed him purposely dismissing a wave from colleague Mike Davies travelling northbound on the A561.
“It’s the busman’s code”, said Davies today, explaining that the ‘busman’s wave’ was a long held and sacred tradition in the trade. “Basically Ted took what we consider meaningful and important, pulled down his trousers and took a big steaming piss all over it. I’m glad he’s gone”.
Now unemployed and unable to claim benefits because he was fired, Ted said: “I’m not out to undermine traditions, I just find waving for the sake of waving really awkward. Mike and I were on routes that met at several locations throughout the day. I can’t wave at the same bloke twenty-five times every afternoon; it’s insanity.
Ted added that he is now looking in to chauffeur work, claiming that the heavily tinted windows on limousines make it impossible for fellow limousine drivers to ascertain whether or not he’s bothering to wave back.