It's now 2.02am.
Can't sleep because I'm worried about my friend who is on her way back to JB from KL.
She's having problem and I told her to write about it and send to me via WhatsApp.
This is what she sent just now;
The ticket which I bought at TBS in KL today stated that I would start my journey to Johor Baru at 7pm.
My SUPER COACH reached TBS only at 8pm.
After a short drive, the driver said he hadn't had dinner yet so he stopped the bus to have his meal.
None of the passengers complained because it was not good to let people go hungry. Moreover "a hungry man is an angry man".
The driver also told us before he went off to have his meal that "he would leave anyone behind if he came back and if a commuter was not on board".
Well, this proves the saying "angry man, hungry man".
Anyway, he later stopped at the Yong Peng RnR for toilet break, which was expected.
But not far from there at the Simpang Rengam rest area, he made another unexpected stop.
He told a lady passenger that he was too sleepy to drive and he needed to sleep for an hour, or there was possibility of an accident.
The lady passanger was sympathetic. She said "at least the driver was being truthful".
My questions to the bus company. Where was the second driver? How come the driver didn't have to follow a time schedule?
Maybe SPAD can find out. There were about 10 passengers onboard with me, including a child and a senior citizen.
The bus continued its journey to Skudai at 1.51am.
My friend also sent me pictures of the bus,
I tried to call the hotline of Road Transport Department to report the problem but can't get through.
Hopefully someone there will see this post and do something with this nonsense.
As I'm writing this, my friend has not yet reached her destination which is in Skudai, JB.
She will probably reach there by 3am.
Then she has to take a taxi, or Uber or Grab to get home.
I'm going to stay awake until she got there.
Whatever it is, this is an example of a terrible bus service.
Real third world country kinda stuff.