The Line to Wigan by Mick Byrne (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Comment by DTease on 14th February 2019 at 10:11
It's views like this that make me understand why I like a drink now and then.
Comment by Mick on 14th February 2019 at 12:28
Looks like the usual commentators are running late like the trains
Comment by priscus on 14th February 2019 at 13:32
What a tidy permanent way, by today's standards, that is!
Comment by Veronica on 14th February 2019 at 14:11
I love going on the train to Wigan - 8 minutes is all it takes from where I live. If only they were completely reliable .....a couple of weeks ago I got on and had forgotten my pass. The conductor was very nice and sympathetic and told me not to worry - just tell them at the other end! Guess what the one at the other end charged me £5 ! Skinny old beggar. When I protested he had the cheek to say 'If you were going on holiday - you wouldn't forget your plane ticket!" I give him a black look these days!
Comment by irene roberts on 14th February 2019 at 15:18
I'll have a double please, DTease! xx
Comment by irene roberts on 14th February 2019 at 17:12
Veronica, I forgot my bus-pass a while ago going into Wigan. I asked the driver how much it was as I had forgotten my pass and he just told me to sit down. However, on the way back when I explained I'd forgotten my pass he made me pay. Now if he'd said, "I don't believe you're old enough for a bus-pass, so you'll have to pay", I wouldn't have minded, but he didn't!! xxxxx
Comment by DTease on 14th February 2019 at 18:01
Have a little pity Irene, a double would wipe out the remains of this weeks happy juice allowance in one fell swoop!
Comment by Veronica on 14th February 2019 at 22:02
The difference between some of these fellows on public transport!!! They're like little tin gods! I wouldn't care I come to Wigan at least twice a week - they must recognise me by now Irene.
Comment by DTease on 14th February 2019 at 22:18
Irene, you're lucky he even spoke to you. All I ever get is a kind of strangled, forced through unwilling lips, grunt. Mind you, they have a lot to put up with. That first free bus every morning is a nightmare, what with shopping trolleys, zimmer frames, crutches and various other medical implements that have yet to be explained it looks more like the aftermath of a serious road accident than a busload of passengers.
Comment by Jonno on 15th February 2019 at 00:54
A tad insensitive re the first free bus was that DTease, you'll be in the same boat some day, that's if you reach their age.
Comment by Veronica on 15th February 2019 at 08:36
It was a minute or two before half- past nine - (he was early! ) There was a gang of pensioners behind me.The driver gleefully said "you'll have to pay - it's not half past nine yet!' So I rummaged and pretended to look for the bus pass - '"Just a minute it's here somewhere- oh! it's gone half-past! I don't need to pay now!" In triumph I found a seat, the gang cheered... Everyday a battle occurs between drivers and pensioners somewhere in England!
Comment by Veronica on 15th February 2019 at 09:38
I must admit the grudges that some drivers have towards pensioners seem to be at the 'younger' looking pensioners. Even the ones in their seventies do not look like the 'archetypical' pensioners of old. My view is we deserve the pass - we don't have the best of pensions compared to other countries either.
Comment by DTease on 15th February 2019 at 11:10
Jonno, iím In the same boat now, donít forget I was on the same bus so iím Including myself as one of the passengers. Iíve already reached their age.
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