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Bill

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God help the tourists.
« on: August 04, 2009, 05:23 PM »
I arrived at Manchester Piccadilly by train and went to check the destination boards for the train to Guide Bridge.

After five minutes gawping at the screens and seeing nothing, I assumed it wasn't on the radar yet (they only show the next 30 minutes of departures).  When I eventually found the information, and with ten minutes to kill, I went back to a different screen and it still didn't come up - it seems the screens weren't working properly.  As for the Tannoy, no comment.  Had I only ten minutes to make my connection, I'd have missed it.

When a woman on the train got off when someone told her it wasn't going to Newcastle, I realised I wasn't the only one confused and thinking a third world country could do better.

Do the Network Rail management ever get out of their offices?

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Re: God help the tourists.
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2009, 05:40 AM »
Why would anyone in their right mind want to be a tourist in Manc-land when there's this place.  ;)


Oh, hang on  :-X
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Re: God help the tourists.
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2009, 10:04 AM »
Can you make my next Amex, Diners and Mastercard go bang as well  ;)
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Re: God help the tourists.
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2009, 11:33 AM »
On the other hand you could use the cards for something other than spending money *G*
 http://www.tipking.co.uk/Use_stuff/Unusual_uses/Credit_cards/

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Re: God help the tourists.
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2009, 12:58 PM »
Bill - I'd just like to say that I told my mother in law about the grains of rice in the salt pot years ago.  Some time later she was complaining that it didn't work.  I found out she'd been using cooked (ie wet) rice!  (As my old auntie used to say "There's no helping some folk!")

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Re: God help the tourists.
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2009, 02:32 PM »
Typical mother in law!!! whats it got to do with Piccadilly!!!
Politicians and nappies should be changed frequently...and for the same reason!!!

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Re: God help the tourists.
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2009, 03:06 PM »
I blame the diversion on Kiwi and Bill  ;)

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Re: God help the tourists.
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2009, 10:00 PM »
Why would anyone in their right mind want to be a tourist in Manc-land when there's this place.  ;)


Oh, hang on  :-X

Ah!  Jean & I, have been to 10th on the list,  Lake Tahoe!

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Re: God help the tourists.
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2009, 10:31 PM »
I have also been to number 10 on the list , beautiful place.

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Re: God help the tourists.
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2009, 12:14 AM »
I have also been to number 10 on the list , beautiful place.

We've got a lake just like that, and it's cheaper  ;)
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