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Poll: Do You Say ”Thank You” to Your Bus Driver?

Photograph by Flickr user Elvert Barnes.

A burning question of urban etiquette has paralyzed the Washingtonian newsroom: Should you say “thank you” to the driver to the driver of a city bus as you exit? It’s something most people do in Ireland and Britain, the object of a civic campaign in Seattle, and the subject of a thank-you note template on the Internet.

Okay, but what about in Washington? What is our consensus on this custom?

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Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian in late 2014. He was previously with the Poynter Institute, TBD.com, and Washington City Paper. His book A Bigger Field Awaits Us: The Scottish Soccer Team That Fought the Great War was published in 2018. He lives in Del Ray.