From: Mel (gormo at domain csn.ul.ie)
Date: Mon 29 Mar 1999 - 18:20:41 IST
On Mon, 29 Mar 1999, Enda Hanrahan wrote:
> It seems to me that Caolan's idea about correclating the timetables with
> camera shots wouldn't actually work. I mean, sure, some buses would SEEM to
> turn up on time, but what you'd be seeing is an illusion. For example, if
> you looked at the timetable and saw that there was supposed to be a bus at
> 3:06p.m., then at the snapshots and, lo and behold, a bus arrived at
> 3:05p.m., you would not be seeing the 3:06 bus. Oh no, you would be seeing
> the 2:25 bus, 40 mins late.
HA!!!! This is sooo true. I remember when I was working up in Intel, I
could never be sure what bus I was getting on - the 3:50 or the 3:15. Once
for a few days, I asked what bus they were. Maybe 3 out of 5 times, the
bus I caught at 3:10 or 3:15 was actually the 3:50 bus. Either that or 3
busses would all arrive at the same time at around 3:20 and people would
still happily stand at the two bus stops (20 yards apart for some reason)
and wait without complaint.
> Also, has anyone ever actually seen a No. 11C? It is supposed to go through
> Ranelagh, but personally I think it's a myth. I wonder how many fictional
> buses there ae on the Dublin Bus lists? Be interesting to know...
Join that bus to the 66b on any day at all and ALL 66/67 busses on a
Sunday where it's not unusual for a bus to be an hour late (Trust me -
it's happened) not to mention ...................etc
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