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Old Feb 8th 2013, 4:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
...... riding on a public bus makes you feel like a liberal pinko.
I haven't figured out how to catch one yet.
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Old Feb 8th 2013, 4:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Nutek
I haven't figured out how to catch one yet.
A big net?
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Old Feb 8th 2013, 4:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Nutek
I haven't figured out how to catch one yet.
If it's a legitimate bus the body has a way . . .
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Old Feb 8th 2013, 5:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Nutek
I haven't figured out how to catch one yet.
Neither have a lot of people round here, they loiter in the vague vicinity of a stop, way back from the curb, and somehow the driver is supposed to know to stop. The idea that as bus approaches you need to step up close to the stop/curb and put your arm out, seems to be an alien idea to most people here.
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Old Feb 8th 2013, 5:05 pm
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Default Re: You know you've been in the US too long when...

Originally Posted by Pulaski
Neither have a lot of people round here, they loiter in the vague vicinity of a stop, way back from the curb, and somehow the driver is supposed to know to stop. The idea that as bus approaches you need to step up close to the stop/curb and put your arm out, seems to be an alien idea to most people here.
Isn't the standard way around here to shoot the bus? You try and avoid hitting the driver obviously, otherwise it is inconvenient.
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Old Feb 8th 2013, 5:08 pm
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Default Re: You know you've been in the US too long when...

Originally Posted by Pulaski
Neither have a lot of people round here, they loiter in the vague vicinity of a stop, way back from the curb, and somehow the driver is supposed to know to stop. The idea that as bus approaches you need to step up close to the stop/curb and put your arm out, seems to be an alien idea to most people here.
They probably don't want to be seen as waiting for a bus, as only poor people take the bus.
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Old Feb 8th 2013, 5:13 pm
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Originally Posted by zargof
Isn't the standard way around here to shoot the bus? You try and avoid hitting the driver obviously, otherwise it is inconvenient.
In some cities, so I hear, but thankfully not here.
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Old Feb 8th 2013, 5:15 pm
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Originally Posted by joto
They probably don't want to be seen as waiting for a bus, as only poor people take the bus.
You may have a point, but it drives the bus drivers crazy - I was talking to one the other day as she tried to guess as she approached each stop whether anyone wanted to get on?
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Lol @ all the bus comments.

Issue here is that stops are nigh on invisible / unmarked and even ones that ARE marked show no indication of what buses may stop there, or when, or where they might be going.
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Default Re: You know you've been in the US too long when...

Originally Posted by Nutek
I haven't figured out how to catch one yet.
Neither have I for that matter Most of the year it's too darn cold and in the summer we have better things to do Well, at least that's my excuse. Did a lot of it in London though, and it was good fun! Even riding the trains was loads of fun.
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Default Re: You know you've been in the US too long when...

Originally Posted by Nutek
Lol @ all the bus comments.

Issue here is that stops are nigh on invisible / unmarked and even ones that ARE marked show no indication of what buses may stop there, or when, or where they might be going.
A metaphor for the whole US.
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Old Feb 8th 2013, 5:36 pm
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Default Re: You know you've been in the US too long when...

Originally Posted by Nutek

Issue here is that stops are nigh on invisible / unmarked and even ones that ARE marked show no indication of what buses may stop there, or when, or where they might be going.
That's because it's a free country. They don't have to tell the government what they are going. However, I hear that Obama may be coming into people's houses and forcing bus timetables upon them.
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Old Feb 8th 2013, 5:37 pm
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That's because it's a free country. They don't have to tell the government what they are going. However, I hear that Obama may be coming into people's houses and forcing bus timetables upon them.
That's why we all need a gun.
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Originally Posted by Nutek
That's why we all need a gun.

There you go
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That's why we all need a gun.
You can share one gun if you want, but I think we each need a gun.
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