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Corrosive Shame
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Why I Love Virgin Trains
#242 in an occasional series...

The number of people who don't appreciate that the "lock" button is different from the "close" button on the door. Cue squeals of embarrassment when an unwitting individual opens the door...

Actually - "shriek" would be a more accurate for something I could hear from the next carriage. "squeal" sounds more like an exclamation found in the pages of pr0n.


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frozen_wishes From: frozen_wishes Date: November 14th, 2006 11:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Really? I should stop listening to my Ipod on trains - it would make the journey much more entertaining!
sack_boy From: sack_boy Date: November 14th, 2006 12:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
And then there's all the people who seem to think that the "Disable person alarm" button is the "open door" button when they are trying to get out after finishing ...
harrytc From: harrytc Date: November 14th, 2006 12:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's the speed with which the door opens that particularly amuses me.

It's almost designed to prolong the embarrassment as long as possible.

Especially as once it's started opening, there's nothing you can do to stop it.
venta From: venta Date: November 14th, 2006 11:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
While I concede that many people are stupid, there is at least one Virgin train on which the function of the 'lock' button is not always distinct from the function of the 'close' button.

I've viewed those nasty buttony doors with suspicion ever since. At least with a bolt you can see whether the damn thing's on.
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