There have been a few heroes when it comes to the battle of feces.
They may not win often. For instance, one of Elite Daily's very own had to clean up a drunk girl's embarrassing accident. God bless and keep him always.
However, he faced one night of battle, as horrific as it was. Louise Walker, a student nurse, served in the poop-trenches for three whole months.
Walker noticed a "poo-like" stain on an Arriva X1 bus from Windmill Hill to Liverpool.
She wrote on Facebook the seat was covered in something that "resembled feces," which I would think you would prefer not to sit next to on your commute whether it was poop or not.
Walker told the Liverpool Echo,
I noticed that there was something that looks like poop on the seat of the bus during my journey to work. It was disgusting and it had the smell of poo. I contacted Arriva about this and was told that it would be reported and cleaned. I was satisfied with this.
After two weeks, Walker Texas Ranger British Poop-Fighter hops on the same bus and goes to her regular seat. SURPRISE! The poop remains.
She posted on the Arriva North West Facebook page,
So on the 15th of November I shared a photo of something that resembles poo on a seat on an arriva bus. Today I got on the bus and it is still there. Not cleaned. How nice arriva thanks!!
I was unfortunate to get on the same bus and see that this mess was still on the seat. I was appalled to see it was still there, so again I contacted them and was assured it would be cleaned - I really thought it would be after that.
A poop that is 2 weeks old?! That's what we in the biz call an ol' dunk-a-roo.
Arriva then wrote back to apologize for the public poo,
We are so sorry Louise, and agree that this is not acceptable. This has been sent over to the depot manager.
Walker was not convinced this would be the end of her battle.
Two months later, she was proven right.
For two long months, this poop has been traveling England.
She took a picture of her dated ticket and sent them another Facebook message, writing,
I got on the bus and it was the same bus and I am appalled to see that this is still there!!! What do you have to say for yourself arriva? P.s don't say contact customer services.
Personally, I've grown attached to the poop. I want to know its back story. Where did it come from? What is it running from on this bus?
Thank you again for this Louise, so sorry to see this. Can you give us the bus details again please so that we can chase this up with the depot again?
Three months later, the poopy bus seat was still a nightmare Walker could not awaken from.
An astounding 72 days after Walker first met her stinky nemesis, she reached out once again to the bus company. She wrote,
Hello Arriva, it's me again the one that keeps getting on the dirty bus which hasn't been cleaned since November. Countless times I have shown you proof that this has not been cleaned, and yet these poor and disgusting travel conditions that we pay for remain.
Please accept our sincerest apologies here. We are chasing this up again. So sorry you have had to bring this to our attention again.
But it was too little, too late for Walker. She's going to start taking the train. She added,
I can get a train in from where I live and I am going to, although it costs a bit extra I would rather that than catch something from feces.