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Bus rant [Jan. 24th, 2007|09:44 am]
Listen in, listen Ian!
I know they'll almost certainly pretend that it is, but I'm not accepting
that any of this morning's bus antics were weather related. For a start,
there wasn't any actual snow on the road.

When I got to the stop there was the longest queue that I'd ever seen at
this stop. Way past the skip outside the house that's being redevloped, and
stretching past the next lamp-post. No problem though, because the
indicator said that the next bus was arriving in 2 minutes, and the second
one 2 minutes after that. Except the first didn't arrive. Neither did the
second, third, fourth and so on. The annoying thing was that they kept
updating the indicator as if buses were turning up - the times would count
down, one of them would be shown as "due" and then it would disappear from
the display. Why? What do they hope to achieve by this? Do they think we
aren't going to notice? If they can change the indicator to put up news of
curent problems on the underground - and they can, because they were this
morning except they forgot to mention the t0sspot trying to barge his way
on at Holloway Road where there jsut wasn't any fvcking space - why can't
they update with potentially useful information for the people waiting at
the stop? Like "There are no fvcking buses. Sorry." Don't just lie, ffs.

I think this is the thing that annoys me most about bad service - when they
just pretend everything's alright. Airports are the same. If there are
delays, fine - I'm sure you aren't doing it on purpose - but tell me what's
going on ffs.