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The internet's full of them... Jun. 12th, 2007 05:49 pm
"CIRCLE LINE (ANTI-CLOCKWISE): Minor delays are occurring due to lack of available trains."

OK, *how* do they manage to lose them? And what ratio of spares do they have? And why is it always the Circle?

ETA: Oh, no delays now... I presume they found more trains, possibly down the back of the sofa?

(Viccy's got Signal failure instead. *Don't* get me started on the "functional redundancy" rant)

From: 7rin
Date: June 12th, 2007 - 05:23 pm (Link)
Am I too early in the game to say MC yet?
From: cookwitch
Date: June 12th, 2007 - 05:26 pm (Link)
Yes, that's you in Nid then.
From: 7rin
Date: June 12th, 2007 - 05:34 pm (Link)
Ok, you're gonna have to explain to me what the Nid rule is 'cause I've only been trying to understand this game for ~five years or so.
From: cookwitch
Date: June 12th, 2007 - 05:36 pm (Link)
The whole point is that there are no rules - it's all made up on the spur of the moment as far as I'm concerned.
From: 7rin
Date: June 12th, 2007 - 06:02 pm (Link)
Yeah, I go some of that, only the ex-hubby also got the rule book (which I DIDN'T finish reading) and so I know there're some side-skirted rules that can be over-thrown by others but also some that can't - thus I always just ask if I can play Mc yet since sometimes I can and sometimes I can't. ;)
From: 7rin
Date: June 12th, 2007 - 06:07 pm (Link)
Go = got
Mc = MC

Me = at least semi-pissed. :)
(no subject) - vampwillow
From: drdoug
Date: June 12th, 2007 - 08:27 pm (Link)
OK, *how* do they manage to lose them?

Oh, I always assumed they weren't lost, just spoken for. Y'know, already committed to someone and not looking for anyone else. Hence not available.

Oh, no delays now... I presume they found more trains, possibly down the back of the sofa?

No no no, don't be silly. It's obvious: a couple of trains broke up with each other. Now there's plenty more fish in the sea.

Slightly less impishly, I do think it'd be better if announcements gave deeper reasons for annoyances than the immediate proximate causes. So you'd get announcements like:
  • We apologise for the delays, which are occurring due to a lack of proper investment in the rolling stock.
  • This train has been cancelled as a result of an enormous scheduling cock-up.
  • There will be no further service on this line until tomorrow because of chronic underinvestment in the infrastructure over many decades.
From: wechsler
Date: June 12th, 2007 - 08:39 pm (Link)
Slightly less impishly

Careful Doug, fatherhood may be mellowing you...

math on the mind late at night

From: bondagewoodelf
Date: June 12th, 2007 - 10:54 pm (Link)
what _I_ am wondering is how can a circle be a line?!?

Re: math on the mind late at night

From: webcowgirl
Date: June 12th, 2007 - 11:15 pm (Link)
And how can there be a southbound Northern line? You tell me that!

Re: math on the mind late at night

From: wechsler
Date: June 13th, 2007 - 06:22 am (Link)
Try looking at it from the side.