Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Wed 17 May - Let me out...!

The 07:14 pulls in just a minute or so late at Ripponlea so we get to Flinders Street more or less on time. Then we wait for what seems like ages (but is really only about a minute) before the doors are released. I'm tempted to force them, but I know that would somehow cause a huge ripple effect and delay trains everywhere, so I don't!

Home early - the 16:48 as I'm picking up my daughter from school. This is the life, much quieter than the trains an hour or so later. And we pull in bang on time.


Anonymous Albert E. said...

I know that would somehow cause a huge ripple effect

That's caused by the "time-space ripple effect". When forcing the doors open in this dimension, the gravitational waves will distrub the quantum continium in this dimension and increase resistance in the time-space relativity. This forces a slow down in time (since ligth is still traveling with the same speed) which will lead to lost time on relative train velocity in this dimension.


17 May, 2006 09:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One minute. I hope you had some supplies and it wasn't too dark.

What did you do when you needed to go to the toilet?

Come on!!

17 May, 2006 09:36  
Blogger The Met said...

Sigh, no comment for the time being, or we'll see another huge ripple effect here.

Half a dozen trips today:

7:19am City Loop train FROM Bentleigh, arrived ON TIME, although practically no seats, again intrigued to see how one person like to stop 3 - 4 people being able to stand within the further 'innards' of the train.

Arrived: ON TIME @ Richmond

Change to 7:25am Belgrave FROM Richmond. 1 minutes late due to a Glen Waverley train infront.


8:19am 109 Tram, Departed ON TIME

11:25am City Loop FROM Box Hill.
1 minute late.

ARRIVED: 1 minutes late @ FSS

12:38pm Frankston FROM FSS, departed 1 minute late @ FSS

ARRIVED: ON TIME @ Bentleigh

1:31pm Sandringham FROM Middle Brighton, ON TIME

(I barely missed the train; In this case it would have been good if it was slightly late, then I wouldn't of had to ride my bike all the way to Hampton) at least I got some exercise.

[temporarily lost in Hampton/Sandringham]
2:05pm City Loop from Hampton

Arrived ON TIME @ Middle Brighton

So I have witnessed 6 services.

I waited 3 minutes longer in excess.
I arrived 1 minute late in excess.

I think I can live with that.

And MR Whinger, with all minutes counted up on how late I was, it still counts as "green."

Perhaps I might blame:

15 seconds of my time on the administration at Connex;

15 seconds on misguided Mr Peter Bachelor somehow making my train late;

15 seconds on how Steve Bracks didn't put enough investment into the network;

and another 15 seconds Andrew Cassidy using his forces to make me wait just that little bit longer.

All for wasting (in total) 1 minutes of my life

17 May, 2006 17:13  
Blogger Connex Whinger said...

Ummm anon, did you stop and think before commenting...? "Then we wait for what seems like ages (but is really only about a minute) before the doors are released." I already acknowledged that it was only a short space of time although it seemed longer. And it is odd to be stopped at the station all looking around wondering why the doors aren't opening! Don't like my comments, don't read 'em...!

Chris - bully for you. I'm posting the times, if you'd care to challenge any of them, you go right ahead. So yours were all on time? So what?!

17 May, 2006 17:50  
Blogger The Met said...

I just posted times too! I could reply identically: "So your train was late, bully for you"

Clap, clap.

Im not challenging them, hust proving a point that Connex isn't always late.

Anon's got a point though... :)

17 May, 2006 20:19  
Anonymous Steve said...

Chris, I am just guessing here, but did you "kinda" use your watch or couldn't you be bothered either and assumed there were on time?

17 May, 2006 21:45  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im not challenging them, hust proving a point that Connex isn't always late.

Chris, I cannot recall that Phil ever said that Connex is always late. His statistics even prove that Connex is most of time on time. The problem here is that most of the time is not good enough and that the service level is below expectation.

18 May, 2006 10:02  
Blogger Connex Whinger said...

Don't push your luck son.

18 May, 2006 20:10  
Blogger Connex Whinger said...

That's to Chris for the comment I removed.

18 May, 2006 20:10  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the met,

do you travel on the special bus to school?

Your the last person that should be lecturing on grammer and spelling, your illiterate!

18 May, 2006 20:20  
Anonymous Steve said...

More to a special school for special kids!

18 May, 2006 20:21  
Anonymous the_met said...

That's what my mommy said when she dropped me off. Chris, she said, you are special kid and you will make lot of friends. All kids here are also special too.

18 May, 2006 21:23  
Blogger The Met said...

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19 May, 2006 21:33  
Blogger The Met said...

steve, i can guarantee those trains i did take were correctly recorded.

See, with steve, a PURE example that if Connex isn't late, it can't be right...

Perhaps, one day, ill invite you to one of my railway trips, see if the trains are always late. I'd like to see what happens.

anonymous, I just admitted a error, if not there are others that i may of missed, geez, not this again.

Plus, i walk.

Mr WHinger, again, either some false 'Met' maintains his appeal for attention; or you have mistaken me.

You can contact me personally if you find a serious problem with something produced under my alias.

the_met (underscore met)
Only if it were centuries ago, i would of had you hund, drawn and quartered.

* Certain statement was retracted until further notice

19 May, 2006 21:47  
Blogger The Met said...

Unless you can send me the quote of what I said and let me review if it was indeed truly incorrect, Mr Whinger you have limited obligation to blame me for much under pretence.

19 May, 2006 22:01  
Blogger Brian the Garden Gnome said...

I still don't know what "/* means.

22 May, 2006 16:43  

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