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

Postby scott » Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:41 pm

People with the head buried in their mobile phone, especially while waiting at a bus stop and a bus is coming, or crossing a road, or while waiting in a queue at the supermarket and the checkout chick is calling them, one woman got refused service and the next person in line (me with no phone, left at home) was called up instead.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby captainch » Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:50 pm

my granddaughter came to see me from wagga thought see was having a PANIC ATTACK.........Took her to hospital waited in emerg 6 hours to be told she had left her I-PAD at home grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Off The Rails » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:48 pm

I suppose that's one way to bond with them :lol: :lol:

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

Postby scott » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:52 pm

Stupid person trying to board the bus today via the back door, almost knocking over anyone trying to alight, and he was abusive to everyone.

Society in this country is just getting worse.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:14 pm

I hate people that do a selfish act and then abuse the ones he or she has wronged. Yet they will jump up and down if someone does it to them. Just air sucking waste.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby scott » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:34 pm

Also people pushing their A380 megastrollers and looking down at their mobile phones, how about looking where you are going.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:31 pm

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

Postby TA3001 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:48 pm

Paying $3.84 for the same old same old.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby SydRailPhotographer » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:39 pm

People who do something stupid and then get upset when they are called out on it, or when people try and blame you for something even though it is their fault. People who don't use common sense, that really annoys me!
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:48 am

You've just described a typical young female.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby BanksfielderIdiot823 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:59 am

Quite a lot, actually...

- Bustechs (It's a personal hate of mine, especially when they're on the 905.)
- Just missing a Volgren CR228L Volvo B7RLE on the 905 and waiting only to be given an aforementioned Bustech.
- School peaks (come 3PM, the chaos starts: teens holding train doors, smacking bus windows, swinging on road signs nearly breaking them, obstructing the stairways, etc.)
- Folks who don't read the destination board then gives their stupid question to the driver (eg. on an 817 in Bonnyrigg headed for Cabramatta: "Excuse me, are you going to Fairfield?")
- People who try to hail the bus AFTER it leaves its stop. (Your fault; you are late. Wait for the next bus. If it's the last bus, you should know that beforehand and especially allow time to wait for it.)
- People who try to run and board the train after the guard has blown their whistle.
- Queue-jumpers on the roads (i.e. Punchbowl Road at South Terrace)
- Drivers who constantly park over the bus stop (i.e. Haldon St, Lakemba) (and to make it worse, when they turn their hazard lights on to cherry-top their efforts.)
- People glued to their phones. (Not quick check-ups or look-up-look-down sorta thing, but statue-stance face down to the phone.)
- Private car drivers who drive into the bus-only zone at the bus interchange (I'm always seeing this at Bankstown, Fairfield, Parramatta and Liverpool's bus stations)
- Drivers who block intersections.
- Hoards of school children just casually walking onto the road void of any consideration for road traffic. (I'm looking at YOU, Holy Spirit College in Lakemba!)

There's a whole heap more, but I'd just tire out trying to get it all done.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby petepot » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:36 am

People who say contradictory things (like one day they were dead sure about something and the next day they change their mind) - and not that people can't change their minds, just don't be so self-assured smart alecs. And when people brag about the weather. We can't change it, what's the point of making so much fuss about it. Aargh
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:08 pm

I wonder what so called (most likely a re-re-hashed & re-re-re-announced) "good news" the NSW government will leak to hide bad news?

• Okay you motorist & "motoristette", there is such a thing as "too slow". Unless their is a valid reason, you don't go 40ish in an 80 kmh & 100kmh zone.

Don't they realise that too slow, can be just as dangerous as too fast.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:14 pm

^ law enforcement in NSW don't seem to. Not to mention lane hoggers. :roll:
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:40 pm

+ Okay to those old drivers & "middle age women" drivers, you do realise that section of road is 80kmh, not 40 kmh - or less.

+ And again, to drivers green arrow &/or light means GO if safe to do so.
+ Cover ya bloomin' mouths when ya cough - Know wonder people get other people's illnesses.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:29 pm

Newcastle Flyer wrote:+ Cover ya bloomin' mouths when ya cough - Know wonder people get other people's illnesses.

Try asking them to do so and they will scream at you even louder.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Campbelltown busboy » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:37 pm

The fact that I'm slowly getting blocked and removed from Facebook groups I've got chucked out of 5 enthusiast groups in 3 years I can understand that the admin of the Bus Australia group banned me because I was guessing everything I fully deserved that but I want a reason behind why the admin of the Busways Transdev CDC and public transport spotters Australia groups banned me for
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:08 pm

Swift wrote:
Newcastle Flyer wrote:+ Cover ya bloomin' mouths when ya cough - Know wonder people get other people's illnesses.

Try asking them to do so and they will scream at you even louder.

Nope, even if you ask them politely, a lot still don't take notice, like yesterday.

+ And again, to that old woman, those two roads are 60kmh & 50kmh, not 20 & 30 kmh, & they are single laned roads.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby GazzaOak » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:49 pm

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

Postby TA3001 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:26 pm

Ending up on 1961 twice in a bloody week! Awfully designed body. I'd prefer 1008 over this washing machine on wheels.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:59 am

TA3001 wrote:Ending up on 1961 twice in a bloody week! Awfully designed body. I'd prefer 1008 over this washing machine on wheels.

I wish I could still ride a bus from 1961! I wonder if Fisher & Paykel have thought of branching into bus manufacturing? They would probably sound better!
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:59 pm

It would be a novelty, but I think I prefer buses that can actually get to 80kph or higher lol.

The PMC Volvos and Mercs were capable of this, unlike the B59s which didn't have the roar of the B58s. Then the computers on wheels entered the scene, and the sound quality started plummeting from the NL202s and onward.

I will admit that the NL232s do sound great in fifth gear though, albeit with awfully built bodies lol.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:07 am

I don't think it will ever reach the zenith of the Swifts with their loud sporty 760s with 2 speed ZF automatics! Such a shame they lasted only 12 years in service (some would say a miracle!) and only 60 of the 0405s on steroids were ordered. At least they added much needed variety over the much huger number of B59s with the same body.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:51 pm

Given that the best of Adelaide's high floors have been retired, I guess I've learned to adapt to mediocrity with Adelaide buses! I still miss the single door hills B58s with their short wheelbases/bodies, and unique interior features.

Even the chassis that replaced most B58s , plus that that replaced the overwidth SL200s are both still seen as half decent to me, but not nearly as much as a few diesel SL202s, and one particular CNG rogue.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:45 am

People in cars that speed match you and get in your way. Had one this morning in the wee hours, we were the only ones on this road and he slowly overtakes me in a 60 zone while I'm doing 58 clicks and, as I expected, he matches my speed once he noses in front of me, preventing me from getting into the left lanes to turn ahead. Luckily(?) he then moves to turn into the same street I intended, and I then I overtake him on that road! He then slows down and turns right. That should be the last I ever see of this bloke right? Wrong!! After going through some back streets, he is there ahead of me again in another street, fartarsing around but luckily moves off as I catch up to him. I suspect he was an uber driver picking up a fare, although I never saw the person get in. Then he was finally out of my life once I turned off the that street!!
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