Calgary man says he was refused transit service after showing French ticket
|globalnews.ca 17 Sep 2019 at 15:56|
Rob Maciak always changes the ticket machine language to French before he purchases a Calgary Transit day pass. In turn, the machine gives him a French ticket.
For over 15 years, he has run through the same routine, only now some drivers aren’t accepting the ticket.
Rob considers himself a level-headed individual who doesn’t like to fight back on issues like this one but the most recent incident occurring on Sept. 13 was one he believed was worth noting.
“I asked the bus driver if she would be willing to look up the term on her phone or on my phone and show that it does translate to Day Pass,” Maciak said. “She told me that I was being an aggressive person and she needed me to get off her bus, and she told me to go back to France or wherever the hell I came from.”
Maciak said that there were three other occasions where he went through the exact scenario over the last year.