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« on: February 17, 2013, 07:53:01 pm »

I were never much good at english at skool, so nows Im catching up.  And there are some silly signs around

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If you want to travel on one of our trains, you must buy a ticket at the earliest opportunity

Ouch!  There's a rule I've broken.  I'm on my way to Manchester and the earliest opportunity I had ... was on the FGW (First Great Western) site offering me a price of 80 pounds single.  So I went to the ATW (Arriva Trains Wales (former TOC (Train Operating Company))) site and got the same journey for 27 pounds.   Looks like I was naughty and they expected me to pay the 80 quid because that was the first site I found.  Grin

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There's a naughty person opposite me with an iPad plugged in  Undecided


What examples do you have ... can you be more of a pedant than me??
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013, 08:18:01 pm »

Seen on the doors to First Class on turbos...(hopefully nearly accurate, though the context is right if nothing else) "If you chose to travel in this area, you will be asked to pay for a First Class ticket"

My problems is with the word "will"... firstly IF tickets are every checked they just move people on, secondly, they never really check tickets in my experience..
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013, 08:32:15 pm »

"If you chose to travel in this area, you will be asked to pay for a First Class ticket"

Seems a bit unreasonable if you've already paid for one before you got on the train too  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013, 08:35:32 pm »

This door must be kept shut at all times... Which is just wonderful if you wish to gain entry to the facility behind Wink

Coaches A and G are Mobile Free Zones... Oops I just walked from H to F to get a cup of coffee with my mobile in my back pocket Wink
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2013, 09:14:22 pm »

There is the old favourite "Dogs must be carried on the escalator". Tricky if you don't have a dog.
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2013, 09:18:38 pm »

This door is alarmed. Why?  Who scared it?
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2013, 09:20:58 pm »

"If you chose to travel in this area, you will be asked to pay for a First Class ticket"

Seems a bit unreasonable if you've already paid for one before you got on the train too  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2013, 10:30:11 pm »

Away from the railway, the car park by Bristol Oncology Centre has a sign which tells you that "Thieves operate in this area". What the surgeons think of this is not clear.

Liverpool FC(resolve) were not doing well at the start of the season. At Liverpool John Lennon Airport stands a statue of the eponymous late Beatle, bearing the legend "Above us only sky". Some shining wit had added "Below us only Wolverhampton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic."
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2013, 11:26:38 pm »

There is the old favourite "Dogs must be carried on the escalator". Tricky if you don't have a dog.

Also tricky if you do have a very large dog who doesn't like being carried ...  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2013, 11:31:21 pm »

"Automatic door: push button to open."
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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2013, 11:52:47 pm »

First Class Lounge is located on the upper concourse.

Sign on the door: First Class Lounge is for Virgin Trains Ticket Holders Only...

Going off topic. I was mildly p1$$ed off that they allowed entry with a Manchester Piccadilly - Stockport FDS @ ^1.90 but turned away a Manchester Piccadilly - Warrington Central FDS @ ^6.20

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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2013, 11:55:32 pm »

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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2013, 06:26:47 pm »

"Please offer this seat to a disabled person" ... I looked around, but couldn't find one Tongue
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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2013, 08:23:41 pm »

"Baby changing facility located in the disabled toilet"

So you can go and swap your baby in a toilet which is not able bodied?
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« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2013, 08:36:18 pm »

No Smoking

*lights up an Electric Cigarette*

Personally, I don't smoke... But I've seen people smoke eCiggys on Trains, Planes and even on the Bus Roll Eyes
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