Overview: Here is a dialogue between conductor and passenger about the rise in the bus fare. The passenger is traveling from Mumbai Central to Dadar and the increase in fare comes as a shock to the passenger. If the prices see a continuous rise, then it will be a problem for the common man.
Let’s see how the dialogue between conductor and passenger goes!
Dialogue between conductor and passenger
Conductor: Sir, have you taken the ticket?
Passenger: No, actually I want one ticket to Dadar bus station. This bus is going there, right?
Conductor: Yes, sir, the bus is going to Dadar bus station. The fare of your ticket for this bus service will cost you Rs. 30.
Passenger: What? Rs.30? No, the minimum fare is Rs.25!
Conductor: No sir, one ticket to Dadar bus station is for Rs.30. The fares have changed. The bus fare hike is going on over the past few days.
Passenger: But it was Rs.25 till the last week. How did the fare rise?
Conductor: Sir, the price of petrol and diesel has increased, and you are traveling in an air-conditioned bus.
Passenger: May I check the fare sheet?
Conductor: Sure sir, the revised bus sheet is pasted in the front.
Passenger: Okay, here is Rs.30 and can I have a ticket to Dadar bus station?
Conductor: Yes sir. Here you go!
Passenger: It will be difficult for a common man to live if the price keeps increasing every week. Petrol and diesel prices are rising, CNG prices are rising, and cooking gas prices are also rising!
Conductor: We cannot do anything in that matter, sir! It is us who are the common man.
Passenger: Yes, I understand. Also, will you ask the person behind me not to spit out of the window? He is constantly spitting out of the window.
Conductor: Yes sir, I will ask him not to do so.
Passenger: Than you.
Conductor: No problem, sir.
‘Comes as a shocker‘ – This term means ‘to be surprised or shocked’.
The word ‘constantly‘ means ‘continuously’.