Tuesday, April 18, 2006

18-21 April - Perth

In Perth for the week.


Blogger The Met said...

Today a lot of people where holding the doors again! The trains got delaied by more than 10 minutes.

19 April, 2006 19:41  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the met,
"a lot of people where holding doors again"... rubbish! I have been catching trains for 20 years and i can count on 1 hand the amount of times i have seen people holding doors open. Its also delayed not delaied!

20 April, 2006 08:36  
Blogger The Met said...

But that's what the driver said! A train driver wouldnt ly!

20 April, 2006 09:54  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He might not ly, nor lie! But my experience from inside the train is the opposite. I can only recall a few occasion of people holding doors and certainly cannot remember a delay of more than 10 or 20 seconds...

20 April, 2006 10:45  
Blogger The Met said...

Don't lecture me on my speling!

20 April, 2006 15:55  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey nice site

Do anyone here get off at South Yarra station in the morning?

Connex is now making everybody validate the ticket, instead of letting us through. By god... its is really slowing us from getting out of the station, which is furiously frustrating.

Which brings me to an single opinion about connex customer service.

"Connex Sux"

21 April, 2006 22:04  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10 minutes? Your a joke the met

24 April, 2006 10:47  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Don't lecture me on my speling!"


"10 minutes? Your a joke the met"

'You're a joke, the met.'


24 April, 2006 11:35  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, while I'm on the topic of gramatically challenged people, lets have a look at the letter I received from Connex today which accompanied my yearly Metcard:

The letter contains a number of grammatical errors which have been annoying me for a good couple of hours now and what better place to whinge about Connex than here? :)

1) "Please Find enclosed your new yearly Metcard."

Why is 'Find' a proper noun?

2) "[...]customers will still need to validate their Yearly Metcard at the commencement of every journey to ensure that their Yearly Metcard is valid for that Journey."

A) 'Yearly' isn't a proper noun. If they wish to use "Yearly Metcard" as the name of the product (which I still wouldn't be all that comforable with) then why didn't they capitalise it on the first line (see point 1).
B) Why is 'Journey' treated as a proper noun at the end of the sentence yet not in the middle of it?

3) "It is now not necessary to carry a Photo ID when using your Yearly Metcard. However, it is advisable to carry some form of identification such as a driver's licence or Medicare card to prove your identity should you be requested to do so by an authorised Public Transport employee."

A) 'Photo ID' isn't a proper noun.
B) Neither is 'Yearly' (see 2A above).
C) However is a conjunction so it shouldn't be used to start a sentence. The comma after however would be better placed where the period is currently. I believe the whole paragraph is shit.

No wonder they can't run a metropolitan train network, they struggle with capitalisation!

24 April, 2006 14:17  
Anonymous steve said...

Well, it seems our friend Chris/The Met is in good company then. He may have an excellent career with Connex ahead of him should he ever pass VCE!

24 April, 2006 14:48  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: South Yarra - yes, it's an inconvience.

But it means reduced fare evasion, which means more money for Connex, who in turn can then invest money into fixing some of the problems that are causing cancellations and/or delays

26 April, 2006 03:41  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or higher dividends! I am not so confident in any intention of Connex to invest, they rather complain with the government and ask for more money.

26 April, 2006 07:36  
Blogger Connex Whinger said...

Got to agree with Anon the Pedant... while I'll admit that my posts are occasionally less then perfect in the grammar/spelling arena, my excuse is my brain works faster than my fingers. At least I do understand the structure of a sentence and I only use words I know the meaning of and can spell.

I'm not that bothered about spelling and grammar in an informal place such as this, unless it makes it too hard to understand the intended meaning - something that appears to be common to many of Chris/The Met's posts.

But in business communication there's no excuse. Even if you're a total numpty, MS Word will at least highlight dubious sentence structures and dodgy spelling. What kind of cretin ignores such warnings in business correspondence?


26 April, 2006 08:14  
Blogger The Met said...

I WILL REMIND, that "the met" posting ludicrous garbage above, is not the real Chris Tagle

I strongly advise people to ignore the immature behaviour

The 'real' The met carries no image for the time being

The induvidual lack any moral sense, and personally i find as a stain in this society an attention seeker.

Chris Tagle
When will common sense prevail.

28 April, 2006 22:32  
Blogger The Met said...

Just to make that point. Don't listen to the imposter!

28 April, 2006 23:42  
Blogger The Met said...

And like i expected the imposter has followed suite, and done as I, and removed the image.

Supposedly you Mr Whinger, are more wiser to the fact THERE IS AN IMPOSTER. And unless you are as thick-headed as some others around here, i hope you realise the fact that this highly immature prank be deleted.

To ensure security and legitimate messaging; people can check the true identity, with the profile matching this address:


any others displaying "The Met" with a different profile to the one stated above is false.

29 April, 2006 10:47  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Real Met (or not)... who cares!

Chris do you really believe that anyone around here is interested in your opinion? Although I must admit at times you enticed a smile from me by your crusade to defend your beloved Connex. Why don't you stick with your buddies at railpage, it seems you are in better company there. Once you are grown up, you may join grown ups in there discussion, in the meantime go and play with you HO and pretend running a CTEnterprises.

29 April, 2006 13:02  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Met = total tool

29 April, 2006 22:19  
Blogger The Met said...

In order to verify I am the real Chris and not the imposter, I have now uploaded my own photo. Only posting with my photo are autentic "the met" postings.

Only with the real seal of Met there is quality.

29 April, 2006 22:24  
Blogger Connex Whinger said...

Don't know about everybody else, but I find the new The Met a lot more tolerable and entertaining than the original!

30 April, 2006 07:31  
Blogger The Met said...

29 April, 2006 22:19:
anonymous = complete knob

Mr 13:02,
It's amazing that i want similar to what your views are: TRAINS ON TIME! Isn't that amazing; although with all this sh*tty gas-bagging and immaturity, it simply brings us practically now-where!

SO how about you just STFU, get a life, some friends and some common sense.

I merely try to make sense of all this Bull-dung here about "It's all COnnex's Fault" in many ways it is, but in MANY OTHER WAYS there is MORE to the picture, but youre all stuck up, with your head up your A**es! well some of you anyway.

Mr WHinger, and to everybody else, you will only see the end of me, when i see the end of what is here, or the event of a computer failure for me.

I will not let the effect of one moronic induvidual put me down.

30 April, 2006 10:42  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your really loosing it

30 April, 2006 13:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well little Chris lives really in a dream world:

Welcome to TRAK manufactur.

Australia's rail manufacturer. We provide rolling stock vehicle for rail. Our designs and concepts are second to none, and will provide the best for our customers in regards to economy, design and manufacture.

We are a company devoted to providing leading edge solutions for transportation construction.

He pretends that he is running a transport company. Soon he will make a takeover bid on Toll!

30 April, 2006 14:02  
Blogger The Met said...

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01 May, 2006 16:50  
Blogger The Met said...

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01 May, 2006 16:55  
Blogger The Met said...

Ha Ha very funny, only if there was a page for the worlds biggest d***-head and you'd get a post dedicated to you. You obviously see me as a threat, thinking you can shun me away by posting what a Google search brings you.

Bad Luck, im here to stay.

Now that i look I remember it, i did it last year part of Web-Publishin elective. Entire site is from scratch.

Oh and I 'supposedly' Manufacture vehicles not operate them dumba** get your facts right.

If you can't get YOUR facts right, how does it make you seem credible.

Oh and Mr anonymous, i haven't lost anything. Apart from the fact i have a false 'me' running around; so i haven't really lost anything. More or less 'gained' the irratabilty of an 90 year old.

01 May, 2006 16:58  
Anonymous Grammar Police!!! said...

Re: South Yarra - yes, it's an inconvience.

Anonymous 26 April, 2006 03:41.

Hey you might alway be up for Connex adoption too!


nupty - IS NOT A WORD!

Neither can a person be a tool.

tool - n - any device or implement used to carry out mechanical functions wether manually or by machine

Anonymous @ 24 April, 2006 14:17

Sorry no-one cares unless it's against "The Met/Chris" because they they're usually arrogant and see him as a threat, and the occasional 'actual' error.

01 May, 2006 17:32  

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