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

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:39 pm

I'd gone to the shopping centre to get lunch today to get some lunch from the food court. As I was walking inside the entrance there was an old lady sitting on the entrance stairs with her shopping cart blocking half of the stairs in front of her. I was a bit annoyed but I moved on, I was having thoughts of finding a security guard and getting someone to check on her or move her on to somewhere safer out of the way because I don't think sitting on stairs in front of a busy entrance is such a good idea especially when your trolley is blocking half the steps and in the case where the centre needs to be evacuated, it's not a good idea either.

I got my lunch and flag down a cleaner, I tell her there's an old lady sitting on the steps with her trolley blocking half of the entrance steps. I got told "she's just waiting for someone". Wasn't happy with that so then I made the run down two sets of escalators to the customer service desk, I tell them what the problem is and I see her get on the radio to security and I walk off. I go back to the food court to still see her waiting there, shopping cart still blocking the stairs. After 5 minuets her ride arrived. Security still hadn't shown up. I waited another 10 minuets in the food court eating my lunch in case security comes and comes looking for the woman. No one shows in that next 10 minuets. After that I get annoyed and walk off from the food court.

There's CCTV cameras right there pointing at the steps. And yes before I get told "They can't be everywhere at once" or it's not a big "priority" may I remind you that I was at the same shopping centre last week (It's my hometown one actually) and I went past security so many times in the food court and all over the place. Today I couldn't even find one.

I'm sure they wouldn't like it if I sat on the stairs blocking the entrance with my cart. Honestly she would've been better off sitting in the chairs in the food court closely to the entrance (most of them were empty because mid-day and 2-pm it isn't that busy in the food court) that way she could see her ride pull up and not be blocking the stairwell for 15+ minuets.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:32 pm

The elderly are extremely selfish and use their "status" for their own ends. Nobody will dare question MEEEE even if I am doing something wrong.
I had one get on my bus who casually stuck her stuff on the front seat blocking anyone else from sitting there and from getting aboard and then comes back to the front to pay before finally sitting down. She got irate when I said others have to get somewhere today.
As little miss entitled aristocrat went to get off in the city, she gave me the spiel of respecting the elderly instead of ever considering apologising for her selfish behaviour.
She said when you're 88 like me you'll understand.
I left her speechless when I said back to her I doubt I'll make it to 88!! She didn't say another thing after that.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:10 pm

Opening a cash register till to merely exchange some 5 dollar notes for a 20 officially being declared an official nation wide terrorism threat!
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby scott » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:21 am

Yes, I was going to have my hair cut at one of those places where you stick $10 in the machine, and it spits out a ticket, then they hack at your hair and they spit you out, anyway I had $10 in coins and they would not exchange it for a $10 note, they used to have a lunchbox under the counter, where they would exchange money but not anymore, went to the customer service desk, the young lady was very nice but no $10 notes in the till, ended up going to a bank, and they swapped it.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Bus Suggestions » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:34 pm

Swift wrote:The elderly are extremely selfish and use their "status" for their own ends.

Well, today I was on a bus, and the driver was doing her job. An old lady was pressing a button that wouldn't set off the 'Next Stop' buzzer. She said 'Stop please!' to the driver but she didn't hear. In the end, a man sitting across from her pressed the button, but it had passed her stop. As she got off, this conversation followed:
Old lady: Why you no stop inside?
Driver: Sorry, where?
Old lady: [points to the other stop] INSIDE!
Driver: I didn't hear the buzzer go off.
Man: Nah, she was pressing the button but it didn't go off, so I pressed it for her.
Old lady: [FINALLY got off, made rude hand gesture to the driver]
This was a Volgren bus, not a Custom with 'insipid tiny round buttons'. The buttons are slightly harder to press but they work fine. And where she was sitting, there were 4 buttons within her reach. If one doesn't work, go press another one. Shouldn't be hard.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:16 pm

The elderly make some of the rudest bus passengers bar none. Extremely aggressive verbally.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:25 am

Not to get on the whole bandwagon but I recall watching one bus enthusiast who got called a rude (Bas... you can guess the rest it's even on the description of the video) by an elderly person. Turns out the old man boarded the bus but just stood there giving the bus filmer a blank stare, filmer offers the guy he's seat old mean says he "wants to sit there" and ends up calling the filmer the word I somewhat mentioned above.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRuxdWMiCds

To be honest, I did have 2 nice elderly couples stick up for me once when I pushed the button before my stop and the driver ended up partly skipping my stop I wanted to get off at (only when I ran up the front to tell him he's just about missed my stop) I don't remember what happened but driver claimed I didn't give him enough notice. I pushed the button two houses before the roundabout and if you continue straight through it in the direction this bus was going, the stop I wanted to get off at was 3-4 houses after the roundabout so there was plenty of notice. When I caught that bus I'd use the two houses before the roundabout as a signal to push the button to get ready to hop off. Never had trouble with any other drivers when I caught the same bus route and did the same thing.

The elderly couple said I pushed it before the roundabout and it was definitely enough time and notice for the driver to get off at the next stop.

Anyway enough of that, I'm under a lot of stress at the moment and it's making me sick and not well to be honest, personal issues to say the least but never fun to deal with. I'm working today so I'm hoping I can work through things just fine.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:42 pm

ScaniaGrenda wrote:Not to get on the whole bandwagon but I recall watching one bus enthusiast who got called a rude (Bas... you can guess the rest it's even on the description of the video) by an elderly person. Turns out the old man boarded the bus but just stood there giving the bus filmer a blank stare, filmer offers the guy he's seat old mean says he "wants to sit there" and ends up calling the filmer the word I somewhat mentioned above.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRuxdWMiCds


That is the perfect example of elderly entitlement and aggression on buses. They think it's their personal limo.
Moving over for this invader wasn't good enough. He wanted the whole two person seat to himself as he probably gets normally. There was no justification for how he spoke to the lad. He must have been quite the charmer in his youth.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:46 pm

Swift wrote:
ScaniaGrenda wrote:Not to get on the whole bandwagon but I recall watching one bus enthusiast who got called a rude (Bas... you can guess the rest it's even on the description of the video) by an elderly person. Turns out the old man boarded the bus but just stood there giving the bus filmer a blank stare, filmer offers the guy he's seat old mean says he "wants to sit there" and ends up calling the filmer the word I somewhat mentioned above.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRuxdWMiCds


That is the perfect example of elderly entitlement and aggression on buses. They think it's their personal limo.
Moving over for this invader wasn't good enough. He wanted the whole two person seat to himself as he probably gets normally. There was no justification for how he spoke to the lad. He must have been quite the charmer in his youth.


I'm happy to give my own seat up when I can but I'm definitely not going to give it up to someone who's rude, arrogant or does what the old man did in the video I linked above. Sorry but death stares are what I say is an "emotion" not verbal like talking or speaking so how am I to know you want the seat?

You want the seat then speak nicely to me about it and I may offer it if there's another suitable seat near-by I can sit in. I sit up the front if it's available 90% of the time as I like to get a look at the dashboard and the instruments of the dashboard + when it comes time to get off, I can be off within 5-10 seconds of the bus stopping and the doors opening.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:36 pm

The way he spoke to that guy was disgusting and not becoming of an elderly "gent", and more like a wayward anti social juvenile. It was probably a legal offence for the way he used foul language in full earshot as an aggravating tool to get back at the youngster in his own imagined battle. Then e does the classic virtue signalling by being super polite to the driver, who didn't fall for his performance. :lol:
He's also an attention seeker.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Campbelltown busboy » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:55 pm

This anti public transport privatisation advertisement from the NSW greens that doesn’t explain much about anything witch started popping up on Facebook in the past two days if the NSW greens think they will get a like from me then that will be a no from me
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby scott » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:02 am

Ferals treating supermarket staff like dirt.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/supermarket-staff-fear-for-safety-as-security-removed-despite-assaults-20180810-p4zwu3.html


Also someone who was in the process of scribbling graffiti on the bus I was travelling on yesterday, got caught out by the driver who pointed out CCTV was recording his every move, when he got off, he hurled abuse at the driver calling him a barrage of expletives. You do the crime, you do the time.

Attitudes of people are really giving me the s**ts at the moment.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:08 pm

Yep, left wing policies at work. Victoria is a mad house. It deserves better.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:44 pm

* Passengers that get on trains about 5 minutes AFTER the train is DUE to leave. Should leave them behind (valid reasons excepted)

* Passengers who don't cover their mouth or nose when they cough &/or sneeze, especially after when you tell them at least four times! No wonder Australia has a cold U&/or flu problem.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:28 pm

Newcastle Flyer wrote:
* Passengers who don't cover their mouth or nose when they cough &/or sneeze, especially after when you tell them at least four times! No wonder Australia has a cold U&/or flu problem.


This has appeared in this thread several times now, but this annoys the hell out of me too. 19/20 blokes are clueless in regards to how to undertake such a simple action from my obs.

There's this fella who catches a service I was catching weekly who always sat in the seat right in front of me (on that PITA of a seat that is directly adjacent to the rear door), and had a tendency to cough heavily without even once covering his mouth. I always covered my nose for a few seconds so as not to inhale that toxic air. But it's very common with most males regardless of age. Less so with women.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:14 pm

I recently read that one of the most common ways to pass on a cold or flu is through hand contact because people use the hand to cover their cough. It is much better to use the elbow part of the arm.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby scott » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:18 pm

Swift wrote:Yep, left wing policies at work. Victoria is a mad house. It deserves better.


Hopefully at the end of November, we will give the dodgy Andrews government their marching orders.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:23 pm

Swift wrote:I recently read that one of the most common ways to pass on a cold or flu is through hand contact because people use the hand to cover their cough. It is much better to use the elbow part of the arm.


It's exactly what I do. I almost freak out when I see folks coughing straight into their hands. I even had to 'educate' a middle aged lady about this recently because she was oblivious to it!
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:41 pm

TAA 3001, only blokes?

But a number of years ago, we saw this man cough so heavily on the other side of the bus, that you could literally see the "germs" coming from this mans's mouth. Trouble is some, make that more than some, keep on & on & on not coverng their mouths.

* Looks like some passengers know where the smoke alarm in the Oscar's toilets, and can cover it/them up so they can smoke! Wouldn't the heat from still set the smoke alarm off. It seemed to be working as their was that smell in the Oscar's toilets.

* Train enthuisiasts that deliberately get in the way of others using cameras.

* Re passengers getting on after the due leaving time at stations (valid reasons excepted): Maybe we need to close the doors 1 or 2 minutes before the due tme.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:31 pm

Speaking of people smoking.

Parent's or people that smoke near children.

And yes that goes for you hipster bearded man who was smoking not only near he's girlfriend or wife but their newborn child in a pram. I guess the dirty looks I was giving him didn't do him anything. He kept puffing away on he's death stick next to he's child. If you want to lose your kid to smoke or some sort of cancer your looking right at it.

Cops would be having a field day out in Newcastle / Hunter valley if they got out more often. Everywhere I go there's always someone doing the unreasonable or impolite thing.

Newcastle Flyer wrote:TAA 3001, only blokes?

* Looks like some passengers know where the smoke alarm in the Oscar's toilets, and can cover it/them up so they can smoke! Wouldn't the heat from still set the smoke alarm off. It seemed to be working as their was that smell in the Oscar's toilets .


Disgusting people but then again these are the same people who smoke on station platforms and other smoke free areas and say there's absolutely nothing wrong with lighting up a cigarette where ever they wanted, even if it's a prohibited area for such a thing. I don't know much about the Oscars smoke alarm systems but I'd be bringing information of a smoker on the train to the attention of the train guard and perhaps station staff & NSW Trainlink
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:54 pm

Seeing the poorly maintained 1780 go past twice in 90 minutes still with that annoying mechanical issue which seems to be unfixable. Or at least you'd see this as the case due to it being at the second worst depot in Adelaide (from a maintenance point of view).

It's had it for at least 3 years and annoys the hell out of me! I've sent multiple complain to Torrens Transit about and the depot seems to have a *******F atttitude in regards to it. It can't even get to fifth gear due to this fault, so I suspect it can't go faster than about 77kph albeit whilst showing red on the tachometer.

Appalling service standards in my opinion.

Newcastle Flyer wrote:TAA 3001, only blokes?


Mainly guys. I tend to see a much higher percentage of women actually going to the trouble of lifting their hand or arm all the way up to their mouths, in order to prevent further spread of germs.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Bus Suggestions » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:56 pm

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

Postby scott » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:44 am

Anything Designline. Especially the bubble shaped MAN powered variety Transdev and Ventura have. The first of that batch have just clocked up 10 years in service.

Also collectors from organisations such as save the whales harassing you to sign up to a monthly donation plan.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:35 pm

scott wrote:
Also collectors from organisations such as save the whales harassing you to sign up to a monthly donation plan.

Tell them you know they aren't volunteers from the charity concerned and are paid contractors and that you know non of your money will see the light of day with the charities work for over a year and that charities these days are chaired by ruthless businessmen who draw a huge salary. That ought to deflect their unwanted fake conversation.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby scott » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:22 pm

The Victorian government pocketing the levy charged in our car registrations to fund a new registration computer system, that project got abandoned, but they still are charging the levy. We are being slugged $800m for nothing.
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