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This may surprise no-one Aug. 12th, 2004 08:55 pm
but the idiots who harass station staff and bus attendants when there's tube trouble (and yes, it was well fucked tonight) *really do* expect them to pull busses out of their arses.

I know this, because I asked one. She thought she was performing some sort of public service by whining at the attendant, because "people in this country don't complain enough". I replied that if she genuinely expected her complaints to acheive anything, she should direct them to a higher level, ie Ken. Apparently this concept fell outside her mental faculties and she stoppped talking at this point.

I, on the other hand, was extremely glad that I keep a bus guide in my rucksack.

And it also appears that, while it took me an extra hour to get home, I achieved this feat in about half the time it took the SMS I sent to let Karen know of the delay. (It just got here)
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(*boggle*)

From: mrz80
Date: August 12th, 2004 - 08:23 pm (Link)
"People in this country don't complain enough"? So she wants to live in France?
From: steer
Date: August 12th, 2004 - 08:43 pm (Link)
People in this country don't complain enough

That's a meta-complaint though -- it is clearly out of bounds.
From: redcountess
Date: August 13th, 2004 - 09:52 am (Link)
If she means complain as in "write to someone who can do a damn thing about the situation", then no, but if she means "whinge in a bad mannered way" which is what she was actually doing, then I'm afraid the British do have a reputation for that already :-/