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Marina
24th April 2008, 10:53
The permie I report to at clientco had to visit a branch office today, and decided to take the train, although his car was in the office carpark.

Shortly after he left, one of the guys in the office checked on nationalrail.co.uk and it turned out his train has been delayed for some reason and won't reach his destination, some 50 miles away, for four hours.

He phoned the guy, who was on the train, stopped in the middle of nowhere in a carriage full of boisterous schoolkids, to tell him the good news.

I could hear the kids yelling and screaming over the phone, and the guy who had phoned then said "Sorry Ken, I can't stand that racket I'll have to go now" :laugh

threaded
24th April 2008, 10:54
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the guy who had phoned then said "Sorry Ken, I can't stand that racket I'll have to go now" :laugh

Class, he deserves a virtual beer for that! :banana:

Marina
24th April 2008, 12:22
There's a serious side to this though. Apparently the delay was caused by rail workers having to scrape the remains of a suicide from the tracks, and there's been a big rise in the suicide rate in the last month or two, no fewer than 20 in Romford alone.

Yes - living there , who wouldn't and all that - but I guess in the saying "live now, pay later", for many later has become now ... :frown

PAH
24th April 2008, 12:34
Maybe they've been watching EternalOptmist's attempt at being sucked off on the platform. :laugh

I know a girl whose boyfriend topped himself by putting his head on a rail track as a train approched. He even called her saying he could hear it coming. Needless to say she was a bit traumatised for a while afterwards.

I'll bet there are lots of interesting studies into the forms of suicide people choose. For me (a coward) it would be sleeping pills, alcohol, and maybe coke. Don't like pepsi, too sweet. Probably do it in the bath so at least my corpse will be clean. I wonder where I got that idea from. :rolleyes:

MrRobin
24th April 2008, 12:36
That's what 1st class is for :rolleyes:

God bless contracting

Ruprect
24th April 2008, 12:41
Boss stuck on a train for four hours

Permie alert!

EternalOptimist
24th April 2008, 13:04
Maybe they've been watching EternalOptmist's attempt at being sucked off on the platform. :laugh

I know a girl whose boyfriend topped himself by putting his head on a rail track as a train approched. He even called her saying he could hear it coming. Needless to say she was a bit traumatised for a while afterwards.

I'll bet there are lots of interesting studies into the forms of suicide people choose. For me (a coward) it would be sleeping pills, alcohol, and maybe coke. Don't like pepsi, too sweet. Probably do it in the bath so at least my corpse will be clean. I wonder where I got that idea from. :rolleyes:

My sucide was all planned out about 30 years ago. I am going to kill myself through sexual exhaustion. Its a slow process, but what a way to go.






:rolleyes:

ChimpMaster
24th April 2008, 13:20
EO I do like your posts, in a matey and non-homosexual kind of way.

EternalOptimist
24th April 2008, 13:26
EO I do like your posts, in a matey and non-homosexual kind of way.

why, i like you too :)

ps there is a gay who posts on here, give us a kiss and I'll tell you who he is







:rolleyes:

PAH
24th April 2008, 13:36
According to Horizon, argon is the way to go... quick :D, out on a high... :D and no mess.


Do they provide details of how to obtain and administer it, or are they giving some away in a competition?

PAH
24th April 2008, 13:38
My sucide was all planned out about 30 years ago. I am going to kill myself through sexual exhaustion. Its a slow process, but what a way to go.



I think I'm on a similar plan, but mine's through sexual starvation.

EternalOptimist
24th April 2008, 15:05
I think I'm on a similar plan, but mine's through sexual starvation.


Great , you can be PAH the sexual anorexic, and I'll be EOBulimic, except its the birds who do the chucking up:emb





:rolleyes:

BA to the Stars
24th April 2008, 16:33
I knew a guy who a driver and someone topped themselves in front of his train. Due to the trauma it caused, he cannot drive a train now and has become a guard/conductor/ticket collector/on-board service manager/whatever they call themselves instead.

BA to the Stars
25th April 2008, 08:09
The euthanasia society can use the strap line - "Don't just chop with it, argon it" :D