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    Had to get an airport Bus this morning. I spot a likely bus (number 101) with the driver stood outside having a fag.

    I ask him "Excuse me, Are you out of service or just having a quick break"

    him "I'm out of service"

    "Can you tell me, where can I get the bus?"

    him "Bus stops at the end up there"

    "Which buses can I get"

    him "number 101 and 102"

    I Walk to the stop wait a minute and a bus pulls up, it's the driver I've just been talking to!

    He could have just said "I'll be picking up in a minute from the stop up there"


    No he'd rather expend energy being a nob. Welcome to rude and unhelpful Britain 2009!

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    Last edited by Bagpuss; 23rd February 2009 at 14:50.
    The court heard Darren Upton had written a letter to Judge Sally Cahill QC saying he wasn’t “a typical inmate of prison”.

    But the judge said: “That simply demonstrates your arrogance continues. You are typical. Inmates of prison are people who are dishonest. You are a thoroughly dishonestly man motivated by your own selfish greed.”

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    Unhelpful? Possibly. Although he did answer your specific questions though didn't he?
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    I really hate moments like those.

    Thing is I get it. The guy is working at a not especially great job and can't even hide in his break as he still has his uniform on people are asking him questions... but at least try to be nice.

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    Hard to imagine it happening on the continent.

    Yet another sign this country going down the pan.

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    I knew someone would say he answered your questions. He did but it's still a nob of a way to act given the circumstances.

    to the other point..He could have had a longer break if he just said "I'm picking up there in a minute"

    Maybe my expectations are too high, but I'm sure years ago my experience would have been better.
    Last edited by Bagpuss; 23rd February 2009 at 15:09.
    The court heard Darren Upton had written a letter to Judge Sally Cahill QC saying he wasn’t “a typical inmate of prison”.

    But the judge said: “That simply demonstrates your arrogance continues. You are typical. Inmates of prison are people who are dishonest. You are a thoroughly dishonestly man motivated by your own selfish greed.”

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    A contractor using a bus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    Hard to imagine it happening on the continent.
    Yeah, he would be on strike
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    Hang on - there is actually a place called Cheddar??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trev16v View Post
    A contractor using a bus?


    a/ I'm tight
    b/ I'm not wandering around trying to find a taxi when a bus is sat right where I was
    c/ You don't have to be scared of buses in the UK , yet
    d/ I'm not riding in a sick smelling Ford Mondeo
    The court heard Darren Upton had written a letter to Judge Sally Cahill QC saying he wasn’t “a typical inmate of prison”.

    But the judge said: “That simply demonstrates your arrogance continues. You are typical. Inmates of prison are people who are dishonest. You are a thoroughly dishonestly man motivated by your own selfish greed.”

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    [QUOTE=BrilloPad;779180]Hard to imagine it happening on the continent.QUOTE]


    You haven't had to use public transport on the continent much have you ?
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