Skooter reporting 1018/12
A local mother met an argument over a stinky diaper got her thrown out of a Metro bus.
On Tuesday afternoon the mother was trying to get her son to a medical clinic when Nichole Hakimian says the driver of the bus asked her to get off. The driver supposedly told her the smell of her 1-year-old son's diaper was too much to deal with.
She reasoned out that the child had just pooped in his diaper as soon as she got on, the boy has diarrhea. And the driver insisted to get off the bus. Hakimian asked why, the driver replied what Hakimian thought a shocking answer.
The driver was quoted as saying, “'Your baby, he smells really bad, and it's not fair that we all have to smell that.” Hakimian retorted, 'My son is sick. I'm taking him to a doctor's appointment."
However, the driver stopped the bus and dropped her roughly a half mile from the clinic. Hakimian who is four months pregnant and sick toddler in tow, tried to keep cool.
She went on saying that right next door where she’d gotten off, there was a little clinic. So she went in and changed his diaper, and she carried on to call Metro and file a complaint with them.
Jeff Switzer, Metro spokesman issued the following statement to KOMO News: "Based on reports, this appears to be a very unique situation. Our goal is always to balance the comfort of all of our riders with providing good customer service. We are investigating the complaint, and will get a report from the driver to confirm what happened and that proper procedures were followed."
Following the filing of the complaint, the mother and child took the next bus to the clinic where they learned the boy was suffering from stomach flu. After what she went through, Hakimian says she, too, feels sick. She said, she felt like she was being discriminated against and bullied. It made her feel like crap.
King Country Metro says it plans to interview the driver and investigate the incident.