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RE: Bus and train etiquette - 23/11/2012 3:13:03 PM   
Professor Moriarty

 

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I have to stand. Even if there are seats available. For health and safety reasons.

By that I mean the health and safety of other commuters.

It's the sniffing I can't stand. The endless fucking sniffing. It makes me homocidal.

It's been a couple of years since I had to commute, using both FGW and SW Trains. It was hell. One time I was sat opposite a rotund gentlemen who, despite sneezing into his hand, still managed to splatter his nasal fluids against my arm. I also nearly got into a fight with a bloke about the volume of his I-pod. It wasn't pretty.

I hated it so much I wrote a book about it.

I'd view it as an act of Community Service to teach anyone that they should have a quality of earphone / headphone or play their MP3 player at a volume such that only they can hear their music. I find myself having to put in my own earplugs to listen to stuff just so I can't hear other people's stuff

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RE: Bus and train etiquette - 23/11/2012 3:24:39 PM   
Sway


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As for Sway, I'd be tempted to but also prepared to pay more if needed.


Well, there's one question answered about Gimli.






I've always assumed Gimli is female, but even still I'd be happier with this than it coming from Vader....

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RE: Bus and train etiquette - 23/11/2012 3:41:08 PM   
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I've always assumed Gimli is male, for no real reason - is that a psychological thing that a man would assume it's another man, and a woman that it's another woman?

Alas, Gimli will never tell us.

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RE: Bus and train etiquette - 23/11/2012 6:37:30 PM   
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That was a poor choice of words on my part, but trust Matty "mind in the gutter" _b to pick up on it!

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RE: Bus and train etiquette - 23/11/2012 6:59:03 PM   
matty_b


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Hey, it's not like I make a habit of it!


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Sway's one I've been on



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RE: Bus and train etiquette - 23/11/2012 7:09:32 PM   
Rinc


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ORIGINAL: Sway

The next stop even more folk crowded in, and I still had just under 2 hours to go. So I just said, 'fuck it', hit the button and grabbed myself a seat in 1st class, fully expecting everybody who'd been moaning about it to stream in behind me. Nobody did.

Eventually another lass around the same age as me appeared 5 minutes later and we chatted about it. Despite enjoying the seat and space around me, I couldn't quite relax for the whole journey wondering if the conductor was going to try to make me pay more or turf me out.


I've been on trains so packed that I've sat in first class (usually empty). The only time a conductor caught me there were quite a few of us who shouldn't have been there. We complained there was nowhere to stand and we were allowed to stay. Power to the people!

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RE: Bus and train etiquette - 23/11/2012 7:26:07 PM   
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You had your beret on that day. Admit it.

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RE: Bus and train etiquette - 23/11/2012 10:28:52 PM   
Sway


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ORIGINAL: matty_b

Hey, it's not like I make a habit of it!


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ORIGINAL: Rhubarb

Sway's one I've been on






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ORIGINAL: Rinc

I've been on trains so packed that I've sat in first class (usually empty). The only time a conductor caught me there were quite a few of us who shouldn't have been there. We complained there was nowhere to stand and we were allowed to stay. Power to the people!



The only reason I did it was because I was pretty much squashed right up against the doors for it anyway, and there was becoming even less standing room as the journey went on. I was stuck at the back of crowd, so I couldn't even manoeuvre myself to stand in the aisle where there was marginally more space. If I was down at the other end of the carriage, I wouldn't have considered it. Not that I would have managed to fight my way into it in the first place.

In a funny twist of fate, at one of the stops the conductor spotted a group of women on a hen do who he clearly knew, so ushered them over in his direction and opens the door to 1st class and waves them in, simply because he knew the train was so packed. So once I had a hideous gaggle of over excitable middle aged women around me, I actually relaxed. As much as one can in those situations.

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RE: Bus and train etiquette - 23/11/2012 10:30:53 PM   
Rinc


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You had your beret on that day. Admit it.


That day the score read:

Rinc 1 The System 0

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RE: Bus and train etiquette - 23/11/2012 10:32:22 PM   
Sway


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You had your beret on that day. Admit it.


That day the score read:

Rinc 1 The System 0


Did you buy a baguette?

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RE: Bus and train etiquette - 23/11/2012 10:35:08 PM   
Rinc


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ORIGINAL: Sway


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ORIGINAL: Rinc


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ORIGINAL: sanchia

You had your beret on that day. Admit it.


That day the score read:

Rinc 1 The System 0


Did you buy a baguette?


Yes but from an independent local bakers, not Greggs or Sainsburys which are part of The System.

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RE: Bus and train etiquette - 23/11/2012 10:36:22 PM   
Sway


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Rinc


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ORIGINAL: Sway


quote:

ORIGINAL: Rinc


quote:

ORIGINAL: sanchia

You had your beret on that day. Admit it.


That day the score read:

Rinc 1 The System 0


Did you buy a baguette?


Yes but from an independent local bakers, not Greggs or Sainsburys which are part of The System.


A true hipster. I bet you wore glasses with no lenses along with your beret.

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RE: Bus and train etiquette - 23/11/2012 10:41:58 PM   
Rinc


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I also wore luminous pink socks, ankle swinging rolled up jeans and an oversized scarf despite it being Summer.

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RE: Bus and train etiquette - 23/11/2012 10:46:37 PM   
Sway


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Sounds like you nailed it.

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RE: Bus and train etiquette - 23/11/2012 11:08:59 PM   
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I don't like sitting next to people I don't know so I would move straight away if I could.

Sway's one, I've been on trains like that and I end up sitting between the carriage. On Twitter a while back, Calvin Harris was on a train and chanced sitting in First Class and spent the entire trip wondering if anyone was going to chuck him out (he said he'd have paid for a first class ticket if they had) but they didn't.

Hood's, I would stare into space and hope no-one realised it was me.

THANK GOD!!

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RE: Bus and train etiquette - 26/11/2012 12:07:26 AM   
Rhubarb


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Hey, it's not like I make a habit of it!


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ORIGINAL: Rhubarb

Sway's one I've been on







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