Join for free
Reply
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
deylon
Senior Member
deylon is offline
Harrow,England
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 1,612
deylon is female  deylon has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
12-01-2018, 09:00 PM
1

Need to be told what to do

Do we need to be told what to do all the time? On the bus today at every bus stop 2 messages were announced " Hold the rail please ,the bus is about to start " "Stay with your buggy for your childs safety and security ".Then when I was in the supermarket I saw a father lift up his child and stand it in the check out counter while he unpacked his goods and paid for them, the child could easily have fell
Reply With Quote
Jazzi's Avatar
Jazzi
Chatterbox
Jazzi is online now
London
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 16,930
Jazzi is female  Jazzi has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
12-01-2018, 09:05 PM
2

Re: Need to be told what to do

I have noticed those bus announcements as well.

I wish they'd record another one 'will every alighting passenger please stop ringing the bell. Once is enough!'
Reply With Quote
Artangel's Avatar
Artangel
Chatterbox
Artangel is offline
UK
Joined: Oct 2015
Posts: 10,964
Artangel is female  Artangel has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
12-01-2018, 09:21 PM
3

Re: Need to be told what to do

Deylon, l have never been on a bus that gives out announcements. Your buses must be very up to date?
I have only heard announcements on trains and at stations, usually about unattended luggage.
Reply With Quote
Leia's Avatar
Leia
Senior Member
Leia is offline
Wales
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 1,314
Leia is female  Leia has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
12-01-2018, 09:26 PM
4

Re: Need to be told what to do

Our buses announce the names of the stops. "The next stop is Marine Drive" for example. There is also a screen near the front of the bus with the name of the stop in both Welsh and English.
I think it's really good for elderly people and holidaymakers.
Reply With Quote
Boozercruiser's Avatar
Boozercruiser
Chatterbox
Boozercruiser is offline
Wales
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 7,403
Boozercruiser is male  Boozercruiser has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
12-01-2018, 10:11 PM
5

Re: Need to be told what to do

This sort of thing does my head in.
Have you travelled on the trains lately?
Particularly Virgin.
Loadsa c*ap stupid messages being offloaded all of the time.
And not by proper people a lot of the time, but just pre recorded rubbish!
Reply With Quote
May's Avatar
May
Chatterbox
May is offline
Lanarkshire,Scotland.
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 5,783
May is female  May has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
12-01-2018, 10:20 PM
6

Re: Need to be told what to do

Originally Posted by Leia ->
Our buses announce the names of the stops. "The next stop is Marine Drive" for example. There is also a screen near the front of the bus with the name of the stop in both Welsh and English.
I think it's really good for elderly people and holidaymakers.
True,and also very helpful of course for those Passengers who are either deaf or blind.
Reply With Quote
wild blueberry's Avatar
wild blueberry
Senior Member
wild blueberry is offline
Toronto, Canada
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 1,723
wild blueberry is female  wild blueberry has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
12-01-2018, 10:23 PM
7

Re: Need to be told what to do

On our buses, they tell you the name of the next stop (i.e. Street name). That is all they say.
Reply With Quote
Mups's Avatar
Mups
Chatterbox
Mups is offline
Northamptonshire
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 32,913
Mups is female  Mups has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
12-01-2018, 11:51 PM
8

Re: Need to be told what to do

Maybe it is something to do with the trend to try and sue about every mishap that befalls people now.
If someone fell and injured themself and might say they didn't now the bus was about to move off. So they record a message to warn you now.

Or perhaps someone partially sighted with their guide dog appreciates an audible warning.

On the other hand, the person you said stood their child in the check out should have been told off IMO.
Apart from the obvious danger of falling, (then he'd probably have blamed the supermarket), it is the hygiene that would annoy me.
I don't even like to see quite large kids standing in the trolleys. They are FOOD trolleys after all, and what if they had just trod in some dogs muck for example.
Reply With Quote
Meg's Avatar
Meg
Supervisor
Meg is offline
Worcestershire, England
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 34,812
Meg is female  Meg has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
13-01-2018, 12:05 AM
9

Re: Need to be told what to do

Originally Posted by deylon ->
Do we need to be told what to do all the time?
It's because people are born with less common sense these days

There is also a culture of suing companies for every little thing.
Reply With Quote
Artangel's Avatar
Artangel
Chatterbox
Artangel is offline
UK
Joined: Oct 2015
Posts: 10,964
Artangel is female  Artangel has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
13-01-2018, 12:13 AM
10

Re: Need to be told what to do

Then we get off the bus and go into a shop and again, we are instructed by an automated voice... Cashier No 2 please!!
Reply With Quote
Reply
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Thread Tools


© Copyright 2009, Over50sForum   Contact Us | Over 50s Forum! | Archive | Privacy Statement | Terms of Use | Top

Powered by vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.