Woman behind mystery note to 'fit driver' at bus stop comes forward
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A woman who left a note for a 'fit' bus driver has come forward as the search continues.
Donna Suter, from Whitefield, Greater Manchester, went out for lunch with a mate last weekend when the number 531 bus pulled up outside the pub.
And the mum-of-two's eyes were quickly drawn the man behind the wheel.
Now, most people in this situation wouldn't do anything about it. I mean, what could you do?
The sum total of this potential love affair would be a glance that'd probably linger a little too long to the point it becomes a touch tragic, and then, once the passengers are all on board, they'd be gone forever.
But Donna didn't want to let this opportunity go amiss, oh no.
After failing to catch the driver's attention, her mate Ryan legged it out of the pub and tried chasing the bus down.
Bus drivers, however, rarely stop for anyone, and Ryan was no different.
Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, the 38-year-old said: "I've been on the scene for quite a while and I had downloaded Hinge, that's where the conversation started.
"Then we sat down outside and this bus pulled up.
"We said, 'Oh my god, that bus driver is fit'. Ryan tried to flag it down down to get his number for me, but unfortunately the bus went away."
Instead, Donna and her pal got a little creative and left a note at the bus stop in the hope that the driver would see it and get in touch.
Said note, which was accompanied by Donna's phone number, read: "HEY FIT BUS DRIVER CALL ME."
Donna said: "I don't think he has switched the phone on since funnily enough. He's definitely not switching it on now it's gone viral."
And though it's a fairly ambitious, if unlikely, attempt to get the driver's attention, Donna has not lost hope and believes the guy in question will know it's for him if he sees it.
"He must know because when he passed I was smiling at him," she said. "I did the hand gesture for 'call me', he must know it was me."
After falling out of love with dating apps, Donna is praying that her bold stunt pays off in the end.
"I think [dating apps] are all judging a book by it's cover," she added. "I can't stand them, I find them all catfishy. I think people think there are too many options out there.
"It's quite easy for people to say 'I don't like the way you type'. I think chivalry needs to come back again."