Given that she describes herself as a human pet – and is happy to walk around on a lead – Tasha Maltby is used to odd looks and even odder remarks.
But nothing had prepared her for the reaction of the bus driver who allegedly told the self-styled Goth and her boyfriend: “We don’t let freaks and dogs like you on.”
Miss Maltby and her fiance Dani Graves were so angered they have complained to the bus company of being “victimised”.
“It is definitely discrimination, almost like a hate crime.”
No it isn’t. A bus driver being a tit, perhaps, but it isn’t a hate crime.