No special treatment sought but special treatment given
On my most recent visit to Bermuda, from May 9 to 30, I was most impressed with the “spirit of Bermuda”, as demonstrated in two articles I read in The Royal Gazette — one describing the efforts of officials in finding a passport lost by a tourist, and the other reporting officials finding a seven-carat heirloom diamond lost on a beach in Bermuda.
Little did I know I would also have a testimony, praising what I call the spirit of Bermuda. After a shopping trip to Hamilton, I decided to walk back to 8 Middle Road, the residence of my daughter and the Premier. I got disoriented and asked several locals for directions. Long story made short, I ended up on a No 8 Bus headed towards the airport.
I knew I was headed in the wrong direction and a very kind bus passenger told me I needed to exit the bus and board another No 8 bus headed in the opposite direction.
The new bus driver, of the full bus, indicated he would inform me of my stop.
When we arrived at my stop, the bus driver made sure I knew this was the stop, exited the bus with me, told me where to cross the street, and provided exact directions to the Premier’s residence.
Again, the bus was full at about 4pm, but the driver took the extra steps to make sure I got to my destination.He did not know the Premier was my son-in-law. Obviously, that did not make a difference.
I do not know the bus driver’s name, but thank him nonetheless ... and, at some point, I would like to officially thank him.
Thank you, Bermuda, for your spirit of love and kindness that makes the island a wonderful place to visit. See you soon.
OBA suspends two members over ‘altercation’
Family appeal for help for Kandice
Smith-Williams guilty of gun killing
Casino gaming regulations are finally public
Steede attack seen by Nottingham couple
New director at BTA
Magnum gym’s 24-hour access proves popular
Delayed payment, delayed justice
Dusky shark makes off with lionfish meal
Top civil servant banned for 2014 road crash
Nottingham jury hears Steede’s last words
Can quotas tackle workplace diversity issue?
Replacement for Schuetz yet to be found
Tannock: island has no room for complacency
Medical files from Brown raids still held
Take Our Poll