London Bus Driver Allegedly Stops During Route To Buy Plantain

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

4 Feb 2023

London is a city where few things come as a shock but the first hand account of a bus driver allegedly getting off and leaving a vehicle full of passengers to go and buy plantain from a local shop is truly remarkable.

Speaking on The Pour Decisions Show about the plantain incident, host Annisa Whyte said: “I remember one time when I was riding the bus, I think I was coming back from New Kent Road, and I was getting back into Rylane and Peckham on the 63. And we pull up at the bus stop outside Peckham Library, but as if you’re coming back into Peckham, so it’s the opposite side. Anyway the bus driver, drives a little bit further than the bus stop and pulls to the side, gets off the bus and goes into the shop and he’s buying plantain.”

“Everybody on the bus is watching the man buy the plantain and I’m thinking to myself, ‘Listen, I love plantain as much as the next person but, hello, sir? You are on the clock. You got the whole of us on the bus watching you buy plantain.’ It’s like, I get it, bro, but I don’t get it. And then he got back on the bus and drives as normal. He didn’t even say, ‘Oh, sorry, guys, I just needed to get something’, he just came back on the bus and drove like normal.”

Luckily for the driver Anissa didn’t report the incident. What would you have done in her shoes?