There’s No Money in Your Card, Ma’am

This is Mosaic #2. The first mosaic was written here (in Indonesian). It documented some interesting events that caught my eyes.

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A lady in her late 50s queued for a bus with me. She was with her 2 year-old daughter sitting on her pram. When the bus came, I positioned myself at the very last line as several ladies would get on. I helped a 65 year-old lady who struggled with her shopping trolley. I then helped the lady with the pram to get on.

All of us touched on the myki reader, a smartcard reader for using any public transports in Victoria, Australia. When that lady touched on, the myki reader was beeping indicating a red light, meaning that the card has not been successfully touched on.

The bus driver politely told her.

“You haven’t touched on, ma’am”

That lady retouched her card. The same thing happened.

“There’s no money in it,” said the bus driver.

The lady kept walking and sat.


©mhsantosa (2012)
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