My sole dance routine is the dance to I Heard it Through the Grapevine. R can do the Macarena. We can just get away with YMCA. We can't do the Chicken Dance or the Bus Stop.
We use the words Bus Stop for another purpose. This is the bus stop below the Highrise.
Doing the Bus Stop is the walk people make between the bus stop and the tram stop when it dawns on them that they are standing at a bus and not a tram stop. Some quickly work it out. For some it takes several trams to pass them by as their ignored signals to the tram drivers become increasingly animated. Often a helpful local person will assist with advice. This lady is doing the Bus Stop. Its style is kind of a resigned trudge.
She is nearly there, at the tram stop after a walk of maybe 50 metres. A tram awaits.
Why is there such confusion when the stop is clearly marked as a bus stop?
Point one, the inbound bus stop is directly opposite an outbound tram stop and the inbound tram stops are a good distance away, maybe fifty metres in either direction.
Point two, there are innumerable tourist accommodation places nearby.
Point three, do tourist differentiate between buses and trams?
Point four, is it feasible that Melbourne Bus Link could run Melbourne's trams? Yes.
Point five, what seems very obvious to me is not to other people. If it was very occasionally one person, then I might just think they are no so bright, but many people do it, so it is clearly a system failure.
Point six, is it the only place this happens? No, it isn't.
Point seven, strangers could not be expected to know that tram stop signs are green, bus stop signs are orange and replacement bus for train signs are blue.
Point six, the remedy. It can only be a sign thus: This is a bus stop, not a tram stop. Too hard, I'm sure.