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Why is Chocky getting so narky lately??

wallwombat
13/11/2008
9:54:06 AM
On 12/11/2008 widewetandslippery wrote:
>My high school english teacher always said "nice" was the most horrid of
>all cliches.

Well, at least, you remember ONE thing he/she taught you!


ajfclark
13/11/2008
9:55:00 AM
On 13/11/2008 evanbb wrote:
>The callusness of people on public transport in Sydney blows my mind; ditto the Bogans in Western Sydney. I was mostly saying that despite our best intentions, there are lots of people out there who don't care and don't think about other people.

It's not just Sydney. Last night on a Melbourne train I saw two guys make a woman on crutches squeeze past both of them to get a seat. A seat where she couldn't keep her leg straight. They could have shuffled over a seat each and avoided the problem but when she said "excuse me" they just looked at her and moved their legs a little so she could hop past.


Cookie
13/11/2008
10:00:30 AM

>
>For the sake of clarity Cookie, I only mention this because of some personal
>experiences. The callusness of people on public transport in Sydney blows
>my mind; ditto the Bogans in Western Sydney. I was mostly saying that despite
>our best intentions, there are lots of people out there who don't care,
>and don't think about other people.
>
never been to sydney, and dont really want to go, unless its to do all the touristy things, like walk over the bridge... but who wants to pay money for that when they are saving for a wingsuit!? :) my tram line is fairly peaceful, we have the occasional idiot with their phone playing crap music really loudly, and the horror clown schoolgirls at 3.00 on a friday afternoon. but i have heard some pretty shocking stories of the trains to the eastern and western suburbs of melbourne. one of my friends got felt up (between the legs) on a crowded train, when she shouted at him, he laughed at her and said "what are you going to do about it"

*shudders*

IdratherbeclimbingM9
13/11/2008
10:11:04 AM
>"what are you going to do about it"

... and today the Police Commissioner confirmed that the trial of having 6 coppers allocated to the Melb rail network was a positive result* and would continue.
[* ie 190(+) infringements issued for alcohol and violence(?) related offences].

Lot of trains. Lots of people, and so few coppers ...

Cookie
13/11/2008
10:23:55 AM
6?!! well crack out the champers... we are all safe now!!? (s)

omg.

Sonic
13/11/2008
11:13:41 AM
I'd rather the fuzz on the train than the dumbshit ShittyRail Transit Officers we have here in Sydney! They crop up to book you for stupid things when you don't need them, then on the 5.00 western line sardine can, they are nowhere to stop the wankers who should be caught. I seriously think its easier to drive now petrols getting cheaper and train fares are going up!

anthonyk
13/11/2008
12:05:46 PM
On 12/11/2008 evanbb wrote:
> A lot of these people catch public
>transport. They also drive Commodores. Sad as it is, it's human nature.

of course real humanity drives everywhere. and probably in a Ford.

On 12/11/2008 rod wrote:
>the bomber/neil thing was hilarious but one comment sticks out as having
>really crossed the line: feminazi...directed at wendy.
>
>it is the most offensive thing i've witnessed here a real display of ignorance
>and stupidity.

i'm not supporting name calling but i'm surprised you single that out as above and beyond other things ppl say here, especially given the usual aussie vocabulary used to criticise people. so it means bad / militant feminist, crude yes but i guess thats too much of a sacred cow.

i've seen people having an extended no-holds-barred go at someones religious views on here without anyone batting an eye-lid, but i guess the measure of how inappropriate something is depends on how PC the topic is. religion is at one end of the scale and feminism is at the other. if i remember right one of the people involved in that, a regular poster, seemed to get scared off from posting for a while after.

but yes everyone should play nice
Wendy
13/11/2008
12:14:57 PM
Ah, it's that amazing Chockstone quantum physics thing where you can't observe something because it's already changed into something else ...

Some 12 years ago, when I was stuck on crutches for 6 months, I fell down the stairs at town hall station (Sydney) whilst rushing for a train and was judiciously ignored by all and sundry around me. But I don't think that behaviour is limited to public transport users, it seems a common phenomenon in an individualistic society.

Thought I'd plug the Melb-Horsham train - it's half the price it used to be, not too busy, takes less than 4 hours if you catch the right services and I have never been hassled by louts, drunks, idiots or sleazes on it.

widewetandslippery
13/11/2008
12:23:48 PM
On 13/11/2008 Wendy wrote:

>Thought I'd plug the Melb-Horsham train - it's half the price it used
>to be, not too busy, takes less than 4 hours if you catch the right services
>and I have never been hassled by louts, drunks, idiots or sleazes on it.
>
>

That is a good public transport service. But I have a problem with there vigilance against drunks. High discrimination. What is peoples problem with someone being drunk in public? Jealous because they didn't have the foresight to get a traveller and are sober?

nmonteith
13/11/2008
12:27:50 PM
On 13/11/2008 Wendy wrote:
>Some 12 years ago, when I was stuck on crutches for 6 months, I fell down
>the stairs at town hall station (Sydney) whilst rushing for a train and
>was judiciously ignored by all and sundry around me. But I don't think
>that behaviour is limited to public transport users, it seems a common
>phenomenon in an individualistic society.

Yes, I experienced the same thing yesterday - on crutches at Sydney Central Museum underground station. Staff just ignored my attempts to get through ticket gates, walk down stairs (is there a lift??) and I ended up having to stand on the train. One nice lady carried my crutches down the stairs at my suburban station thankfully.
Wendy
13/11/2008
12:30:35 PM
On 13/11/2008 nmonteith wrote:

>Yes, I experienced the same thing yesterday - on crutches at Sydney Central
>Museum underground station. Staff just ignored my attempts to get through
>ticket gates, walk down stairs (is there a lift??) and I ended up having
>to stand on the train. One nice lady carried my crutches down the stairs
>at my suburban station thankfully.

At the time of my mangled leg, Central was the only inner city station with a lift.

evanbb
13/11/2008
12:33:46 PM
On 13/11/2008 nmonteith wrote:
>Yes, I experienced the same thing yesterday - on crutches at Sydney Central
>Museum underground station. Staff just ignored my attempts to get through
>ticket gates, walk down stairs (is there a lift??) and I ended up having
>to stand on the train. One nice lady carried my crutches down the stairs
>at my suburban station thankfully.

Are you on crutches ATM Neil? Is cruxmag too? Some weird split personality going on there. If that happens again give me a call at work and I'll rush up to help.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
13/11/2008
12:34:25 PM
>What is peoples problem with someone being drunk in public?

Matter of degree perhaps?
~>Often linked to 'unacceptable/inappropriate*' behaviour.

*violence/abusiveness/puking etc may be tolerated by some, but for most others (eg kids and their mums on public transport) it is outright scary; ... [not dissimilar to finding a man in a ladies toilet unexpectedly; ~>see Araps bore dry thread!].

Having a few beforehand to 'relax' on the journey is often unnoticed by most?

nmonteith
13/11/2008
12:36:14 PM
On 13/11/2008 evanbb wrote:
>Are you on crutches ATM Neil?

I only had a few days on them - now i just have a stupid foot brace thingie (a least i can sort of walk with it) that will be on my foot for the next 4 weeks or something like that.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
13/11/2008
12:40:20 PM
>nm
Another tricam pull?
Where is the acco report?
... & the photo link!
heh, heh, heh.
;-)

Cookie
13/11/2008
12:46:51 PM
>
>What is peoples problem
>with someone being drunk in public? Jealous because they didn't have the
>foresight to get a traveller and are sober?

*clears throat*

to start with a few, i would say, Vomit, Agression, Harrassment, and all around horror for people who arent brave enough to tell the louts to sit down, shut up, get off the train, clean up their puke.... in fact, if you are actually brave enough to SAY something to people in this state, you could cop a bullet, knife or a glassing... especially if you are near king street or the casino.

"just having a few" i dont think warrants the label "drunk" sure, you reek of booze, but if you aren't hassling anyone, or spewing alover the place who cares?

its the same with junkies.. someone smacked out is quite similar to a drunk (although not violent... they just go to sleep)

nmonteith
13/11/2008
1:01:35 PM
stupid bouldering.

kev
13/11/2008
1:09:25 PM
On 13/11/2008 nmonteith wrote:
>stupid bouldering.

Highballing incident?

nmonteith
13/11/2008
1:21:55 PM
I'd love to say i was 7m up a new V14, but sadly I wasn't. Just fell a few moves up and missed the mat.
andi nismo
13/11/2008
1:22:05 PM
Normal standards? Not being hurtful? Wendy, do you apply such ideas to your own relationships? Some of us know that on at least one occasion you have not!

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