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Completely Underwhelmed writes, "I was on a bus the other day when a man got on wearing shorts, over what looked like greeny grey leggings. Then the stench hit me. The 'leggings' were a mass of open wounds, crusted with greenish solidified pus that flaked off in bits as he moved."

What's the worst public transport experience you've ever had?

(, Thu 29 May 2008, 15:13)
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I took a 12 minute train journey to work while I was working part time as a stoodent etc. About once every 10 journeys, there would be a problem. Fair enough, I said, and made sure I got the 2nd from last train before rather than the last train that would get me for work on time. This sorted the problem out almost all of the time.

I covered the owners during these days running the place. Once again delays were happening, and it was going to make me late for work ( some delays just weren't going to go away after one train).

The exchange with my boss was as such:

Me: "Look, I'm really sorry, but it's happened again. Is it possible that you can open the shop?"
Boss: "What's the problem with the trains?"
Me: "They don't know yet. I've asked and they haven't received any information about it"
Boss: "Well you need to go speak to them and explain that it's *very important* that you get to work on time, and that they need to speed up the trains. Tell them off if you must."


It doesn't help that this behaviour is endorsed by GP surgery receptionists, who only respond to middle class women throwing a wobbly over the phone.

I feel sorry for the many staff who receive abuse like this through to other's sheer stupidity. Give those poor sods a break, especially as they're probably getting fuxord more royally than you are.
(, Sat 31 May 2008, 17:44, Reply)

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