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davech 30-05-2021 04:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15816973)
Which is what it was originally intended to do. Though more open wounds than just fingers.

So, it really does work, then :D :D

CT_Palace 30-05-2021 04:32 PM

Unsubscribe buttons that lie

Chris K 30-05-2021 05:49 PM

Pubs, I know we're supposed to be patient as they adjust to the new circumstances but Jesus, sort it out lads. Pints rounded up to £5 (at least) each, 20 minutes plus for drinks to arrive, when they do come you get an apology about how busy it is when it's clearly not and then when the bill comes they've added 12.5% service charge. I'm not referring to an isolated incident either.

The only pub which has had a seamless, joyful experience has been The Pawsons. Everywhere else, gash. They also don't do pints of rum and coke which have been a massive seller at Bar de la Chris during lockdown

Timbo 30-05-2021 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Chris K (Post 15817016)
Pubs, I know we're supposed to be patient as they adjust to the new circumstances but Jesus, sort it out lads. Pints rounded up to £5 (at least) each, 20 minutes plus for drinks to arrive, when they do come you get an apology about how busy it is when it's clearly not and then when the bill comes they've added 12.5% service charge. I'm not referring to an isolated incident either.

The only pub which has had a seamless, joyful experience has been The Pawsons. Everywhere else, gash. They also don't do pints of rum and coke which have been a massive seller at Bar de la Chris during lockdown

Pricing, in Spoons at least, is alright, but I have noticed that in each of the Nicholsons pubs I have used I am getting short pint measures delivered

big bad John 30-05-2021 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Chris K (Post 15817016)
when the bill comes they've added 12.5% service charge. I'm not referring to an isolated incident either.

Are they legally allowed to do that?

Hedgehog 30-05-2021 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 15816926)
No, I didn't but the app is not tricky, you need to focus your camera on the QR code, and on top of the screen a link appears, and if you don't see it, you will never order......poor Tim he may have to do special QR codes for the technically challenged patrons :)

I'll bite.... who's Tim? :D

Hedgehog 30-05-2021 06:00 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 15816984)
Unsubscribe buttons that lie

"This may take 14 days to take effect"... Why?

RazorsEdge 30-05-2021 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15817019)
I'll bite.... who's Tim? :D

Sorry, Tim Martin is the owner of Wetherspoon.

I done exactly what your old boss used to do, sorry

RazorsEdge 30-05-2021 06:24 PM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 15817018)
Are they legally allowed to do that?

Yes and you can ask it to be taken off too

bubbs11 30-05-2021 08:01 PM

Outside most of the day with little-un and sky fully covered with cloud making it feel a little chilly. Get home for dinner and settle her down for bed. Just popped out to put rubbish out, and sky is as blue as can be with sun beautifully warm. F**k you Scottish weather!

Hedgehog 30-05-2021 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 15817045)
Sorry, Tim Martin is the owner of Wetherspoon.

I done exactly what your old boss used to do, sorry

More of an "On first name terms" with people you don't actually know (I don't think) sort of thing. :rolleyes:

RazorsEdge 30-05-2021 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15817161)
More of an "On first name terms" with people you don't actually know (I don't think) sort of thing. :rolleyes:

He (Tim) used to be my boss and I had the pleasure to meet him once, and he said my name was unique and he certainly would remember it, I ran into him in St Davidís station, geezer couldnít remember me or my name......mind you I was just a barman in one of his pubs during my student days... lol

Wolfnipplechips 30-05-2021 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 15817172)
He (Tim) used to be my boss and I had the pleasure to meet him once, and he said my name was unique and he certainly would remember it, I ran into him in St Davidís station, geezer couldnít remember me or my name......mind you I was just a barman in one of his pubs during my student days... lol

Cool story Mary.

Hedgehog 30-05-2021 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 15817172)
He (Tim) used to be my boss and I had the pleasure to meet him once, and he said my name was unique and he certainly would remember it, I ran into him in St Davidís station, geezer couldnít remember me or my name......mind you I was just a barman in one of his pubs during my student days... lol

I apologize for my assumption then... As you were, you were correct and doing what my boss used to do. :p

RazorsEdge 30-05-2021 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Wolfnipplechips (Post 15817184)
Cool story Mary.

Cheers Reg :)

RazorsEdge 30-05-2021 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15817193)
I apologize for my assumption then... As you were, you were correct and doing what my boss used to do. :p

No worries H, I inadvertently done what your boss used to do and which annoys you....sorry

Hedgehog 30-05-2021 09:04 PM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 15817198)
No worries H, I inadvertently done what your boss used to do and which annoys you....sorry

I was telling Susan what you did, and she said Mark does it all the time... :rolleyes:

Chris K 30-05-2021 09:08 PM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 15817018)
Are they legally allowed to do that?

They've been doing it round my way. It's out of order as they're banking on people not wanting to be 'that person' who asks for service charge to be taken off.

Diehard 30-05-2021 09:28 PM

:wallbash:My mother in law....:wallbash:

Annoying most days I see her tbh.... but today's irritation centres around her assertion that the Eurovision Song Contest "isn't music". Her idea of music is Frank Sinatra and Kiefer Sutherland.(don't ask)

Fine, but when I looked, there were definitely musicians and singers on stage, Mum..... I mean if it's not music , what is it? Engineering? Dentistry?

"I'm entitled to my opinion"

Hmmmmmm. nutty old sod...:wallbash:

Hedgehog 30-05-2021 09:33 PM

To be fair, when it comes to the Eurovision Song Contest I think she might have a point...

Maz 30-05-2021 09:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15817227)
To be fair, when it comes to the Eurovision Song Contest I think she might have a point...

Yup.

RazorsEdge 30-05-2021 09:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15817201)
I was telling Susan what you did, and she said Mark does it all the time... :rolleyes:

:)

Maidstoned Eagle 30-05-2021 11:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Diehard (Post 15817220)
:wallbash:My mother in law....:wallbash:

Annoying most days I see her tbh.... but today's irritation centres around her assertion that the Eurovision Song Contest "isn't music". Her idea of music is Frank Sinatra and Kiefer Sutherland.(don't ask)

Fine, but when I looked, there were definitely musicians and singers on stage, Mum..... I mean if it's not music , what is it? Engineering? Dentistry?

"I'm entitled to my opinion"

Hmmmmmm. nutty old sod...:wallbash:

Keifer is a half decent country singer...Frank is God.

FORZA SELHURST 31-05-2021 01:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15817201)
I was telling Susan what you did, and she said Mark does it all the time... :rolleyes:

He should've put a concrete roof on his pool rather than filled it in, then he'd have a bomb proof survivalist shelter. There's enough californians who'd have paid through their nose for that shizzle.

Hedgehog 31-05-2021 01:39 AM

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Originally Posted by FORZA SELHURST (Post 15817372)
He should've put a concrete roof on his pool rather than filled it in, then he'd have a bomb proof survivalist shelter. There's enough californians who'd have paid through their nose for that shizzle.

We Californians are way too liberal and laid-back for such redneck concerns...

Which is odd really, because come the day we are more likely to get nuked than where the rednecks hang out.

Nth Kent Eagle 31-05-2021 01:54 AM

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Originally Posted by FORZA SELHURST (Post 15817372)
He should've put a concrete roof on his pool rather than filled it in, then he'd have a bomb proof survivalist shelter. There's enough californians who'd have paid through their nose for that shizzle.

Filling in a concrete swimming pool is a surprisingly complex and expensive thing to do.

Hedgehog 31-05-2021 02:49 AM

Things that annoy you
 
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Originally Posted by Nth Kent Eagle (Post 15817380)
Filling in a concrete swimming pool is a surprisingly complex and expensive thing to do.


Which is how Mark came up in the conversation. Apparently cost him in excess of $15,000!

pallet 31-05-2021 09:01 AM

Over the top loud people in resteraunts

Maidstoned Eagle 31-05-2021 10:32 AM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 15817530)
Over the top loud people in resteraunts

Don't come to Spain.

WLYWLYAWYPWF 31-05-2021 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 15817530)
Over the top loud people in resteraunts

Anywhere. C*nts.

Reps AJ 31-05-2021 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Nth Kent Eagle (Post 15817380)
Filling in a concrete swimming pool is a surprisingly complex and expensive thing to do.

Tell us more, Mark

RazorsEdge 31-05-2021 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 15817698)
Tell us more, Mark

I hear Susan is all ears :)

CT_Palace 31-05-2021 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 15817843)
I hear Susan is all ears :)

Is that the same Susan that Hedgy blanked?

Johnsonpen 31-05-2021 03:29 PM

Posters who call themselves ‘boy’ and who are old men

FrankieBoy 31-05-2021 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Johnsonpen (Post 15817859)
Posters who call themselves Ďboyí and who are old men

Ah.

RazorsEdge 31-05-2021 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 15817854)
Is that the same Susan that Hedgy blanked?

Yes, I do think we have milked that one for a while now and need to put it to rest

Leopald Stotch 31-05-2021 04:55 PM

The theme music to Silent Witness. Pretentious twaddle!!

FORZA SELHURST 31-05-2021 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 15817698)
Tell us more, Mark

The thing with concrete swimming pools is to be in and out very quickly, there's a tremendous sense of jeopardy.

strawberry mivi 31-05-2021 05:20 PM

Things that annoy you
 
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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15816763)
You think Carshalton is London?!


Hooked one (at least)
Things you expect to find in London:
Red double-decker buses -check
Black London taxis -check
Fellas taking loudly in Cockerney accents -check
Distant cheers when Chelsea score -check
Urban foxes -check
Fried chicken shops -check
Un-checked urban sprawl -check

Ergo -London

Stellavista 31-05-2021 05:26 PM

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Originally Posted by strawberry mivi (Post 15817917)
Hooked one (at least)
Things you expect to find in London:
Red double-decker buses -check
Black London taxis -check
Fellas taking loudly in Cockerney accents -check
Distant cheers when Chelsea score -check
Urban foxes -check
Fried chicken shops -check
Un-checked urban sprawl -check

Ergo -London

Hooked one?
Yeh, of course you did.

Johnsonpen 31-05-2021 06:01 PM

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Originally Posted by FrankieBoy (Post 15817866)
Ah.

Referring to cider thinkers......

Reps AJ 31-05-2021 06:29 PM

People insisting that places in London aren't in London

cranesparkeagle 31-05-2021 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15817311)
Keifer is a half decent country singer...Frank is God.

I think I sympathise with your mother in law on this one;)

BlazeRIP 31-05-2021 06:40 PM

People with yapping **** dogs on a nice sunny day

Maidstoned Eagle 31-05-2021 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by cranesparkeagle (Post 15817985)
I think I sympathise with your mother in law on this one;)

My mother in law likes Frank too.

Maidstoned Eagle 31-05-2021 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 15817868)
Yes, I do think we have milked that one for a while now and need to put it to rest

Go milk a cow, Beryl.

Stellavista 31-05-2021 07:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 15817974)
People insisting that places in London aren't in London

Examples?

Reps AJ 31-05-2021 07:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15818029)
Examples?

As you seem to have self-identified :supergrin:

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15816763)
You think Carshalton is London?!


Stellavista 31-05-2021 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 15818032)
As you seem to have self-identified :supergrin:

Maybe Carshalton is, God knows why, in the London Borough of Sutton, but really?
It's about as London as Redhill or Watford.

Reps AJ 31-05-2021 07:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15818041)
Maybe Carshalton is, God knows why, in the London Borough of Sutton, but really?
It's about as London as Redhill or Watford.

Possibly, apart from the bit about actually being in London :angel:

GorBlimey 31-05-2021 07:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15818029)
Examples?


I was born in Surrey. Thornton Heath, Surrey.

Croydon will always be Surrey to me, same as Beckenham is Kent.

F*ck the South London bollocks! :D

Stellavista 31-05-2021 08:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 15818042)
Possibly, apart from the bit about actually being in London :angel:

I dispute that :)

If I came from Carshalton, and claimed to be a Londoner, I'd have to be embarrassed.
If fact, I'd have to have a word with myself. And probably punch myself in the face.

Reps AJ 31-05-2021 08:11 PM

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Originally Posted by GorBlimey (Post 15818054)
I was born in Surrey. Thornton Heath, Surrey.

Croydon will always be Surrey to me, same as Beckenham is Kent.

F*ck the South London bollocks! :D

Depends how old you are. It's been London for 56 years, so anyone younger than 60 at least is putting on some weird affectation

GorBlimey 31-05-2021 08:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 15818067)
Depends how old you are. It's been London for 56 years, so anyone younger than 60 at least is putting on some weird affectation


You may call it an affectation, I will say go f*ck yourself.:bash:

Adlerhorst 31-05-2021 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15818065)
I dispute that :)

If I came from Carshalton, and claimed to be a Londoner, I'd have to be embarrassed.
If fact, I'd have to have a word with myself. And probably punch myself in the face.

Absolutely. The whole of the edge of south London could be anywhere.

FORZA SELHURST 31-05-2021 08:23 PM

Carshalton is somewhere you wake up after having fallen asleep on a train.

Adlerhorst 31-05-2021 08:29 PM

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Originally Posted by FORZA SELHURST (Post 15818081)
Carshalton is somewhere you wake up after having fallen asleep on a train.

Tattenham Corner, Edgware, East Grinstead, Brighton, Peterborough and Norwich.

Those are the places I have woken up having fallen asleep on the the train. Although strictly speaking Edgware was the tube (and also, and separately, the bus).

Stellavista 31-05-2021 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Adlerhorst (Post 15818089)
Tattenham Corner, Edgware, East Grinstead, Brighton, Peterborough and Norwich.

Those are the places I have woken up having fallen asleep on the the train. Although strictly speaking Edgware was the tube (and also, and separately, the bus).

I wonder where the furthest is that any BBSer has inadvertently travelled to on a train after falling asleep?

Adlerhorst 31-05-2021 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15818091)
I wonder where the furthest is that any BBSer has inadvertently travelled to on a train after falling asleep?

In one journey? I ended up in Brighton twice trying to get home once. So London, Brighton, London, Brighton, east Croydon, taxi, home. Tattenham Corner was the worst though, if not the furthest.

Smoz 31-05-2021 08:36 PM

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Originally Posted by GorBlimey (Post 15818076)
You may call it an affectation, I will say go f*ck yourself.:bash:

I remember my father used to cling on to the idea that Ceylon and Siam were still the correct names of countries in Asia, despite knowing full well that it wasnít the case. The daft old fool.

Reps AJ 31-05-2021 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by GorBlimey (Post 15818076)
You may call it an affectation, I will say go f*ck yourself.:bash:

I take you fall into the weird affectation category (in keeping with your username) then? :D

(I'm assuming that, but apologies if you're just an old codger, unable to keep up with the modern world)

Stellavista 31-05-2021 08:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Smoz (Post 15818098)
I remember my father used to cling on to the idea that Ceylon and Siam were still the correct names of countries in Asia, despite knowing full well that it wasnít the case. The daft old fool.

I still contest that the correct name for Scotland is 'Dragons Be Here'.

Adlerhorst 31-05-2021 08:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Smoz (Post 15818098)
I remember my father used to cling on to the idea that Ceylon and Siam were still the correct names of countries in Asia, despite knowing full well that it wasnít the case. The daft old fool.

Indian city names. Everyone now uses the changed ones, so Chennai for Madras etc, apart from Bangalore that everyone still calls Bangalore and not Bengalaru. Why is that?

Oldtown Eagle 31-05-2021 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by FORZA SELHURST (Post 15818081)
Carshalton is somewhere you wake up after having fallen asleep on a train.

Steady on. I was born in Carshalton War Memorial. :hi: a

Smoz 31-05-2021 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15818091)
I wonder where the furthest is that any BBSer has inadvertently travelled to on a train after falling asleep?

I managed York, when I was living in Hertfordshire in the late eighties. I thought that I was getting on the last train of the night from Kings Cross to Potters Bar and fell asleep.

Stellavista 31-05-2021 08:44 PM

And the correct name for Essex, though a bit long-winded, is 'Go Directly to Jail, Do not Pass Go, Do Not Collect £200'.

Oldtown Eagle 31-05-2021 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Smoz (Post 15818111)
I managed York, when I was living in Hertfordshire in the late eighties. I thought that I was getting on the last train of the night from Kings Cross to Potters Bar and fell asleep.

I am a complete lightweight. Gatwick.

Maidstoned Eagle 31-05-2021 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15818091)
I wonder where the furthest is that any BBSer has inadvertently travelled to on a train after falling asleep?

I got on the wrong connection to Cannon Street (hung over) woke up in Hastings.

Stellavista 31-05-2021 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Smoz (Post 15818111)
I managed York, when I was living in Hertfordshire in the late eighties. I thought that I was getting on the last train of the night from Kings Cross to Potters Bar and fell asleep.

Outstanding effort.

Smoz 31-05-2021 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15818106)
I still contest that the correct name for Scotland is 'Dragons Be Here'.

And up north is anywhere above Brixton.

RazorsEdge 31-05-2021 08:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15818091)
I wonder where the furthest is that any BBSer has inadvertently travelled to on a train after falling asleep?

Or how many times, I know someone who went up and down twice without waking up, I think it was from Liverpool Street to somewhere in Norwich and back and up and back...apparently was a good night on the tiles and all he wanted was one stop to ilford

Stellavista 31-05-2021 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 15818132)
Or how many times, I know someone who went up and down twice without waking up, I think it was from Liverpool Street to somewhere in Norwich and back and up and back...apparently was a good night on the tiles and all he wanted was one stop to ilford

You have to be pretty wankered to manage that.

Maidstoned Eagle 31-05-2021 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 15818132)
Or how many times, I know someone who went up and down twice without waking up, I think it was from Liverpool Street to somewhere in Norwich and back and up and back...apparently was a good night on the tiles and all he wanted was one stop to ilford

Or how many times round the Circle Line.

RazorsEdge 31-05-2021 08:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Adlerhorst (Post 15818107)
Indian city names. Everyone now uses the changed ones, so Chennai for Madras etc, apart from Bangalore that everyone still calls Bangalore and not Bengalaru. Why is that?

Local pronunciation and it appeals to politicians to drum up support by Ďtaking back controlí and before you know Indian cities are renamed.

Stellavista 31-05-2021 08:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15818136)
Or how many times round the Circle Line.

Done that on a few occasions.

RazorsEdge 31-05-2021 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15818135)
You have to be pretty wankered to manage that.

He was one and a West Ham fan to top it

RazorsEdge 31-05-2021 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15818136)
Or how many times round the Circle Line.

Oh yes, I donít know anyone but worked in a pub which was on the line and weekends used to get lots of circle line pub crawlers....

Wayne Andrews is God 31-05-2021 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Adlerhorst (Post 15818107)
Indian city names. Everyone now uses the changed ones, so Chennai for Madras etc, apart from Bangalore that everyone still calls Bangalore and not Bengalaru. Why is that?

Some people I know who live and are from Mumbai insist on calling it Bombay.

Adlerhorst 31-05-2021 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 15818138)
Local pronunciation and it appeals to politicians to drum up support by Ďtaking back controlí and before you know Indian cities are renamed.

I donít mind cities being renamed at all. I just donít get why no one bothers paying attention to Bangaloreís new name

BERT'S HEAD 31-05-2021 09:16 PM

Fell asleep once and ended up in Bengalaru.

RazorsEdge 31-05-2021 09:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Adlerhorst (Post 15818162)
I donít mind cities being renamed at all. I just donít get why no one bothers paying attention to Bangaloreís new name

Bangalore is a funny place, very liberal place. The name was changed for the locals but no one has taken any notice as most are migrants.

I think the population who speak the local language call it Bengaluru, as that is how it is pronounced in Kannada. The rest who are migrants call it by its name given by the British.

The locals donít care and the migrants donít care about the names. What bothers me when I do visit that place is the traffic.......and I forget all about the cities name lol

Prince Phillip 31-05-2021 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15818136)
Or how many times round the Circle Line.

Talking of which, I always make a complete Mons of Liverpool Street to Victoria on the Circle Line. There's a sharp turn and a little staircase I always miss. That annoys me.

Stellavista 31-05-2021 09:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Prince Phillip (Post 15818179)
Talking of which, I always make a complete Mons of Liverpool Street to Victoria on the Circle Line. There's a sharp turn and a little staircase I always miss. That annoys me.

And you're the driver.

strawberry mivi 31-05-2021 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Smoz (Post 15818126)
And up north is anywhere above Brixton.

Is Brixton in London.
Asking for a friend.

Reps AJ 31-05-2021 10:32 PM

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Originally Posted by strawberry mivi (Post 15818229)
Is Brixton in London.
Asking for a friend.

Surrey (for those who want to ignore changes made by law :D)

KYLIE MINEAGLE 01-06-2021 01:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15818091)
I wonder where the furthest is that any BBSer has inadvertently travelled to on a train after falling asleep?

Vladivostock. I was on the Trans Siberian express . Was going to get off at Tomsk but had one to many and woke up to see the Russian Pacific fleet at anchor. Luckily there was a taxi in the car park who said he always got someone who over slept. Anyway long story short 108000 roubles back to Tomsk.

Les Butler 01-06-2021 05:05 AM

Brother fell asleep from Victoria to Croydon/Brighton train, woke up in Brighton had an argument with the ticket inspector then the police, giving it a load of verbal ending up with a night in a cell, then a fine and still had to pay to get back to East Croydon:D

PeterH 01-06-2021 05:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Smoz (Post 15818098)
I remember my father used to cling on to the idea that Ceylon and Siam were still the correct names of countries in Asia, despite knowing full well that it wasnít the case. The daft old fool.

Doesn-t help that they still call tea by one of those names.

Hedgehog 01-06-2021 06:09 AM

So Peter, I assume your wife is at your other property at this time...

PeterH 01-06-2021 07:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15818762)
So Peter, I assume your wife is at your other property at this time...

You assume right. We are having work done, and she is in charge of making sure the finishing touches are up to standard.

I am in Santiago for one of the grandson's birthday, to get some money back from the bank, and to do online classes without having the sound of sanding in my ears and toxic fumes in my nostrils.

We have a double jab + days mobility pass in Chile now.

My daughter is probably taking over our apartment here, so I need to get some packing sorted as well. Clothes, books, DVDs etc.. End of June should see the end of Santiago for me. Other than sporadic visits to check that CT Palace is keeping up his beer intake.

Maidstoned Eagle 01-06-2021 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 15818647)
Vladivostock. I was on the Trans Siberian express . Was going to get off at Tomsk but had one to many and woke up to see the Russian Pacific fleet at anchor. Luckily there was a taxi in the car park who said he always got someone who over slept. Anyway long story short 108000 roubles back to Tomsk.

Getting to see the Russian Pacific Fleet must have made it worthwhile though.

Maidstoned Eagle 01-06-2021 08:16 AM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 15818145)
Oh yes, I donít know anyone but worked in a pub which was on the line and weekends used to get lots of circle line pub crawlers....

I think I there was a legendary BBS Circle Line pub crawl many years back.

Bipe 01-06-2021 11:23 AM

Sorry to digress from trains chat onto things that annoy you, but having noted all the tributes to Glenn Murray I am firmly of the view that the phrase 'the word legend is bandied about too much these days' is bandied about too much these days.

And what the hell does 'bandied about' mean anyway? How do you bandy something about?

Maidstoned Eagle 01-06-2021 11:28 AM

Google is your friend.

https://www.macmillandictionaryblog....%20in%20tennis'.

ceeby 01-06-2021 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 15818647)
Vladivostock. I was on the Trans Siberian express . Was going to get off at Tomsk but had one to many and woke up to see the Russian Pacific fleet at anchor. Luckily there was a taxi in the car park who said he always got someone who over slept. Anyway long story short 108000 roubles back to Tomsk.

Can you put me straight on this please, I have just checked Google maps and see the distance between Vladivostok and Tomsk is 5436km. Have I got it wrong, or is that genuinely the longest missing your stop in history!! :lux:

in-exile 01-06-2021 12:08 PM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 15818177)
Bangalore is a funny place, very liberal place. The name was changed for the locals but no one has taken any notice as most are migrants.

I think the population who speak the local language call it Bengaluru, as that is how it is pronounced in Kannada. The rest who are migrants call it by its name given by the British.

The locals donít care and the migrants donít care about the names. What bothers me when I do visit that place is the traffic.......and I forget all about the cities name lol

looks a decent city..

cranesparkeagle 01-06-2021 12:17 PM

The hoops I m having to jump through to organise a repeat prescription Ill run out of pills before they get this donre

N Herts Eagle 01-06-2021 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by cranesparkeagle (Post 15819547)
The hoops I m having to jump through to organise a repeat prescription Ill run out of pills before they get this donre

I did....ended up with tablet double the dose and cutting the tiny things in half. So put in next prescription earlier that failed had to take two tablets instead of one.
Think that there may be issues with supplies as no pharmacists locally had any.
Dont get me started on trying to get a doctors appointment.......

Richard 01-06-2021 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 15818132)
Or how many times, I know someone who went up and down twice without waking up, I think it was from Liverpool Street to somewhere in Norwich and back and up and back...apparently was a good night on the tiles and all he wanted was one stop to ilford

Not a distance thing, but I remember - when I lived in Shepherds Bush in my impecunious early 20s - after a rather long session, falling asleep on the Central Line home and waking up at the terminus in Ealing Broadway.

"No problem" I thought to myself "I shall simply walk over to the opposite platform and catch a train back".

I promptly fell asleep again (a skill my wife is very "jealous" of nowadays) and suffered a huge panic moment when I woke to find myself arriving at some Godforsaken place, such as Chiswick Park, on the District Line a while later - wondering where the hell I had been to end up on the District Line. It was only the following day, as I tried to piece together where I had been, that I discovered that there is also a District Line terminus at Ealing Broadway.

Richard 01-06-2021 01:02 PM

And on another occasion, I caught the last train down to my parents' place in Oxted the night before a dental appointment - after a rather large night out.

This time I ended up in East Grinstead, at a deserted station. Whilst wandering down the platform in a state of bewilderment, a kindly gentlemen asked me if I was O.K.. I explained that I was looking for a taxi to take me back to Oxted, and he explained sorrowfully that there were no taxis around at that time of night. Obviously concerned by the crestfallen look on my face, he very kindly explained that he had been the driver of the train down, and was taking it back to the depot at Selhurst - and, if I sat in the compartment behind the driver's cab he would briefly stop the train at Oxted to enable me to hop out.

"What a lovely, chap" I thought, as I settled myself down in the compartment behind his cab for the journey back "I imagine he is breaking all sorts of rules to help me out like this."

However, I have to report that he was a lot less lovely, when he had to get out of his cab and wake me up, having stopped his empty train at Oxted to let me off ...


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