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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1245 on: 10 March, 2018, 01:00:56 pm »
When I drove for National Express what seems like three lifetimes ago now, the mantra was, "to be late is an accident, to be early is a sin."

The times I've sat at a bus stop in the middle of nowhere, with huffing passengers, waiting for a precise time and knowing that from now on I'm going to start falling behind and finish late are without number. Well, six or seven times at least.

Anyway. Yes. I agree, buses should never run early. We are bus drivers, we live for the 001 South, we die for the 001 South.


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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1246 on: 30 May, 2018, 06:02:25 pm »
People who recline their seats on a plane. Scum. Subhuman scum.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1247 on: 30 May, 2018, 06:28:57 pm »
People who recline their seats on a plane. Scum. Subhuman scum.

I don't generally mind if they ask first...

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1248 on: 30 May, 2018, 07:05:10 pm »
If my seat is reclinable, I'm reclining baby!

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1249 on: 30 May, 2018, 07:27:38 pm »
Just rest your tray on their foreheads.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1250 on: 30 May, 2018, 08:16:51 pm »
It's not something I would ever do. The minimal extra comfort you gain is so out of whack with the massive extra discomfort you inflict on the poor bastard seated behind. Isn't plane travel already miserable enough for all concerned?

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1251 on: 30 May, 2018, 09:21:29 pm »
Once upon a time people were permitted to smoke on planes. Imagine that.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1252 on: 31 May, 2018, 12:30:44 am »
There was an article in the paper claiming this last week which listed the longest intros and how they don't appear on many mainstream playlists. Which is fine by me as I don't listen to mainstream radio.


What paper was that in?  There's a few songs where the intros are the best bit (and at least one band where the intros were great, the songs not so).

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1253 on: 02 June, 2018, 12:00:02 am »
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I don't generally mind if they ask first...
Do you say no? Does it work?

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1254 on: 02 June, 2018, 12:56:24 am »
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I don't generally mind if they ask first...
Do you say no? Does it work?

I believe the accepted British way of dealing with the situation is to say yes out of politeness, then resent them bitterly for the rest of the flight.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1255 on: 02 June, 2018, 11:27:13 am »
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I don't generally mind if they ask first...
Do you say no? Does it work?

I usually say yes, because I can cope with a small amount of legroom :)