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Unexploded Bag - Corrosive Shame
Therapy for Life
kneeshooter
kneeshooter
Unexploded Bag
Trains annoy me. I try very hard to use them as I'd rather spend an hour on a train and then cycle for ten minutes rather than drive 50 miles to my nominal "office" in Shrewsbury, but it annoys me a lot when I arrive at New Street to see a sign saying "Cancelled. Will start at Wolverhampton".

In what world is that any use? I'm clearly not in Wolverhampton; the train I wanted to get was the next train for Wolverhampton. Cue a delay of nearly an hour for the next one.

On the way back my mood had been improved by an energetic cycle ride, so I was hardly phased when the woman sitting opposite me spent most of the journey in the toilet. The guard did nearly evacuate the train though as she'd left her bag at the table while in the loo for an extended period. "Oh, I was on the phone" she said on her return. Thank you, but that's TMI and not a vision I wanted.

Of course I'd followed the advice given to our government and profiled her informally. Had the owner of the bag been a nervous, sweaty, single Muslim (or Brazilian electrician) I'd have reported it myself - but I didn't think there was much propensity for suicide bombing amongst middle-aged, overweight white women with too much fake tan who had been planning their visit to Slimming World moments before.

I know I shouldn't generalise, but...

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sixtine From: sixtine Date: August 16th, 2006 08:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Are you discriminating against me?
toxicpixie From: toxicpixie Date: August 16th, 2006 09:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Amazing what attachments & extras you get with a mobile these days!

Nathan, the Toxic Pixie
barrettyman From: barrettyman Date: August 16th, 2006 09:50 am (UTC) (Link)
You obviously underestimate slimming world........
From: feanelwa Date: August 16th, 2006 10:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Somebody should have nicked her wallet and only given it back when she got off the train. How rude, spending an entire train journey in the toilet cubicle! Did she think nobody else ever pees or something?
davefish From: davefish Date: August 16th, 2006 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Just pee in her handbag if you need to go.
mimeticgel From: mimeticgel Date: August 16th, 2006 02:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Can you make a bomb from slimfast shakes?
ruana1 From: ruana1 Date: August 16th, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
While the service has in other ways improved, my morning train has been cancelled with annoying frequency lately. OK, 3 times in the last few months - but that's really quite annoying when it means that I have to use the only other train with a hope of getting me to work on time, which doesn't stop at the local station, so I have to cut out the morning walk and negotiate Coventry's horrible anti-ticket-dodging system.
davefish From: davefish Date: August 17th, 2006 06:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Just realised on the way home last night. That is the service that virtually never is working when I go through New Street. The one at 1836 is cancelled pretty much every day (To the extent that I now notice if it is actually running)

I hope you don't have to try to get it too often.
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