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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:42 pm

TA3001 wrote:Very common with young female service attendants.

Young females are a special kind of insolent, like the one who couldn't understand that the fries they sold me were not up to scratch and gave me that stare that saying I'm crazy. It took a female manager to step in and give me a freshly made batch that tasted far better.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:55 am

You guys are unlucky when it comes to fast food screw-ups. I had Red Roster / Chicken Treat screw up my order last week and give me cheesy nuggets over damn chicken ones. I've never had RR nuggets before so I couldn't tell what I got was right till a asked a friend about it and said "I think something is off". I've never seen a nugget full of "liquid" (which was the cheese inside of it). Friend had a try of it and said "you've got cheese ones alright" so I took my order back to the counter and asked if these were chicken nuggets or cheese nuggets. The girl stared at it for a good 15-20 seconds and then she said "No" and went off to replace my nuggets free of charge (remember I ordered the chicken one, not cheese)

Only took 2 minuets for them to come out with what I actually ordered. And they didn't give me a receipt so I'm just as lucky I got them replaced on the spot and we were eating in.

Both Nuggets were bland in taste to say the least but overall I'll take chicken ones over cheese (Not a fan of it) any day of the week.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:29 pm

Where does NBN get their so called news readers now, OR who writes the news for them & that sometimes includes radio news?

It's Charlestown, with a "w", not Charleston, as you just read out.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:31 pm

Small minded drivers who obviously speed up in the next lane as soon as you put on your indicator, to prevent you from getting in. What can I say? Driving, like drinking, brings out a person's real nature.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:28 am

Little sh*ts who terrorise bus drivers, ride on top of the bus & misuse of emergency features such as the door release and running in front of the bus to play chicken. All mentioned in an article I posted in the recent private observations thread (NSW)

And our law for letting these under age people get the usual slap on the wrist and away they go back to their descriptive nature sh*t. It's going to take one serious injury before any changes are looked into but not acted upon ain't it?
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:28 pm

CB80 sh!theaps... You'd think the golliwogs that built them would have lowered the stop button on the pole behind the centre door by now with new builds! And the squeaks on 1922 were so unpleasant and irritating towards my ears even whilst sitting at the front.

Were these seriously not purchased at a Davoren Park garage sale? I can't believe that bus companies believe they're gifting everybody by trying to have them on as many services as possible....

The interior lighting is reasonable, but they look awful in the AdMet V2 livery in comparison to the yellow one, and disgust me when I see one coming in the distance.

And also - passengers that sit directly in front of me on a near empty bus. It's worse when they're humming some unknown sh!t loudly.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:13 am

Newcastle Flyer wrote:Where does NBN get their so called news readers now, OR who writes the news for them & that sometimes includes radio news?

It's Charlestown, with a "w", not Charleston, as you just read out.

Don't tell me the Australian Biased Channel news readers are going the same way?

Surely, an ABC news woman would know how to pronounce "Wagga Wagga".
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Merc1107 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:21 pm

TA3001 wrote:CB80 sh!theaps... You'd think the golliwogs that built them would have lowered the stop button on the pole behind the centre door by now with new builds! And the squeaks on 1922 were so unpleasant and irritating towards my ears even whilst sitting at the front.
Take it you haven't been to Perth then...
I liken the CB80s (in Darwin) to something near to a religious experience, considering the types of patrons and the prevailing weather conditions, those vehicles still smell like new after 3-4yrs on the road now and the fit/finish of the vehicles (O500LEs) is spectacular. Of course, a big Mercedes 6cyl diesel mightn't exasperate body defects in the same way a Volvo 7L diesel or Scania 5cyl might...
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:41 pm

STA in Sydney has a sole example received inn exchange for an 0500LE CNG that became a snag.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:27 pm

I've said this in the past, I'll bring it up again. Why does every Business and Organisation I call during business hours go straight to voicemail? My Therapist I can never get through too unless I email her or decide to leave a message (hell no because when I tend to leave messages I don't ever hear back from people) and another organisation I frequent just went to voicemail and again "leave your details and someone will get back to you"

Oh and people who don't read bus destinations and the bus goes to Rutherford for example and you get passengers hopping on the 182 to Rutherford bus for example and asking if it goes to Rutherford. The side destination board or front one has all your answers. If you were asking for a particular street for the Suburb the bus services I could understand you asking but asking if it goes to Rutherford (or any other suburb) while it's clearly displayed on the desto board is a pet hate of mine. Only holds the bus up and delays it even further and guess who cops the blame for it. Of course the driver.

And on two buses today, I had to play a game of find the working "Stop" button because half of them don't even work, that's real great as your stop is coming up, you go to push the button and nothing happens and have to yell out "NEXT STOP PLEASE" and hope the driver hears you in time to pull up at your requested stop.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:45 pm

^ It gives you the chance to push it for a chick and get a smile in response. A rare thing these days.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:04 pm

ScaniaGrenda wrote:And on two buses today, I had to play a game of find the working "Stop" button because half of them don't even work, that's real great as your stop is coming up, you go to push the button and nothing happens and have to yell out "NEXT STOP PLEASE" and hope the driver hears you in time to pull up at your requested stop.


Of which model were these buses in question? I haven't had as much trouble finding a working next stop button on the jackpot CB80s, but the older ones can be dreadful.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:21 pm

TA3001 wrote:
ScaniaGrenda wrote:And on two buses today, I had to play a game of find the working "Stop" button because half of them don't even work, that's real great as your stop is coming up, you go to push the button and nothing happens and have to yell out "NEXT STOP PLEASE" and hope the driver hears you in time to pull up at your requested stop.


Of which model were these buses in question? I haven't had as much trouble finding a working next stop button on the jackpot CB80s, but the older ones can be dreadful.


1 was on a MAN 12.220 Custom Coaches CB30 tho I suspect the driver may of had it turned off but still either way an annoyance if the bus is in service and carrying passengers. The other was a Mercedes-Benz 0405 NH CC550, most of the buttons weren't working but this is something the driver should've picked up upon when inspecting the bus before leaving the depot on a run.

Disgraceful how they can let our good buses rort to these standards, what's next the front door fails to open when the driver pushes the correct button for it?
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Campbelltown busboy » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:22 pm

ScaniaGrenda wrote:1 was on a MAN 12.220 Custom Coaches CB30 tho I suspect the driver may of had it turned off but still either way an annoyance if the bus is in service and carrying passengers. The other was a Mercedes-Benz 0405 NH CC550, most of the buttons weren't working but this is something the driver should've picked up upon when inspecting the bus before leaving the depot on a run.

Disgraceful how they can let our good buses rort to these standards, what's next the front door fails to open when the driver pushes the correct button for it?
The non working next stop button annoys me as well and don’t get me started on people that run to the bus at the last minute totally egnoring the rear and side destos and look at the front desto before borading or drivers that don’t use the rear desto witch mostly happens when ether a Interline driver or a Transdev driver that get issued a earlier single door VST that were built between 2005 and 2007 don’t set the rear desto
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:26 pm

Passengers who arrive AFTER the due time, and the driver waits for them. They should get let behind, except for valid reasons.

Passengers who ask do you catch the bus from the other side, even though she is a regular passenger.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:21 pm

A bus sitting at a stop for 7 minutes even after a detour to take out time due to Adelaide's stupidly loose schedules that don't differ during the school holidays.
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