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Derp moments

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Discussion' started by Cloudane, 27 September 2013.

  1. Wonderbolt

    Wonderbolt Honorary Pony

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    And they have the cheek to rise train fares, but provide Victorian technology =p
     
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  2. Pigasus

    Pigasus Hogs the bed

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    Why don't they have handles on the inside as well like every other door?
     
  3. Cendaquenta

    Cendaquenta Honorary Pony

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    Better question, why are trains with door handles still a thing? I've never seen one in my life, I thought every train door in the country was electronic by now.
     
  4. Wonderbolt

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    Some pre 1980s trains have them.
     
  5. cool110

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    Heath and Safety. In the days before central locking it would be too easy to accidentally open the door when the train was moving if there was an inside handle.
     
  6. Mane25

    Mane25 Honorary Pony

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    I think those doors were pretty cool - but didn't know if they were still a thing or not. I think the last time I experienced that was on Great Western a few years ago...
     
  7. Pigasus

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    But aren't the doors locked when the trains are moving? If not then someone could still reach out and open it
     
  8. Cendaquenta

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    They'd likely lose a hand, but since when has that ever stopped a numbskull in "hey y'all watch this!" mode...
     
  9. Wonderbolt

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    Not in before the trains with sliding doors came in the mid 80s, but people where deemed more responsible for their own actions. You can see footage from the past on trains around London of passingers opening the doors before the train has stopped and others opening the doors and getting on even after the platform staff tell them not to.
     
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    Heard something described as "pastel". Sleep-deprived and befuddled, I heard "pastille", and was expecting something to do with sweets.
     
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  11. Pigasus

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    Pastille ponies? Hasbro's missing a trick there!
     
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    Cloudane Element of Mostly Excessive Verbosity

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    I've only just noticed half way through a box of hotel chocolat and awkwardly lifting the box to peer at the descriptions underneath, that the descriptions are on a removable card...
     
  13. Pigasus

    Pigasus Hogs the bed

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    I went shopping this morning, shortly after returning I went all round the house searching for my wallet. Turns out I had already put it away without thinking
     
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    *as I'm attempting to explain the concept of a deus ex machina to Mum*

    "Ugh, I just don't understand it at all. It sounds like a foreign language!"
    "it's... it's Latin, mother..."
    "Oh. ... You're going to put that on the internet, aren't you."
     
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    I was at Crewe station today trying to buy a return ticket to Liverpool. Except I accidentally bought a single and didn't have time to change. Had to pay £7 more pound back from Liverpool when the difference should have been only 10P :p
     
  16. Cendaquenta

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    forgot how many letters are in the alphabet :oops:
     

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