Sunday, June 28, 2015

Top Ten Things Overheard On Swindon's Buses Last Week ; 271

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10. No trousers, but three tops.

9. There's no later bus, this is the last one.

8. This ain't working, I'm going to have to replace the whole circuit board.

7. She went out with the kiddie from the shop, just after the staff discount I think.

6. You'd be surprised just how far a shirt and tie can get you.

5. When you think back, who looks like they've not aged?

4. Sarah need to keep Cindy in marketing otherwise accounts will go to pot.

3. Early, early, as required, late, rest day.

2. I've not been near it since they kept us waiting for half an hour, twats.

And the number one overheard phrase on Swindon's buses from last week is...

1. I can track him on my phone, even when he thinks it's been deactivated, that's progress.

Overheard something we've missed? Then let us know.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Top Ten Things Overheard On Swindon's Buses Last Week ; 270

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10. I'm not overjoyed.

9. Who'll ever want to buy one of those?

8. If you ask me, it's ridiculous, she'll never make money.

7. I always have breakfast, one packet of crisps and two cans of Monster.

6. Just grab hold of what you want and I'll take care of the rest.

5. Just a minute, how old was this girl then?

4. Those skin tight pants are so much hassle, I'll not bother with them again.

3. James said if I couldn't make a decision, then he was going to make it for me.

2. Macaroni is all well and good, but it's not fancy enough for a fancy meal.

And the number one overheard phrase on Swindon's buses from last week is...

1. See the guy with the blue top, I went out with his sister, didn't get anywhere fast.

Overheard something we've missed? Then let us know.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Top Ten Things Overheard On Swindon's Buses Last Week ; 269

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10. This is a total joke.

9. Jazz's phone has been off all afternoon.

8. This is the first class of buses.

7. I always think buses are a reflection of a town.

6. It's like a secret life with him.

5. Let's remember who came up with the idea first, that's right, the inferior boss.

4. There's not real footage on it, it's all simulated.

3. Why would you want to wear a gold one, makes you look all blingy.

2. Assume Claire knows all about it, what's she going to do,

And the number one overheard phrase on Swindon's buses from last week is...

1. I don't know where I am or where I'm going.

Overheard something we've missed? Then let us know.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Innovative Logos

The logo for what was Swindon Commercial Services, now Public Power Solutions, which is owned by Swindon Borough Council (charged with building the Borough's renewable energy future) :



The Ariel Logo :


Sunday, June 07, 2015

Top Ten Things Overheard On Swindon's Buses Last Week ; 268

Click here for the original at this brilliant idea, here's our own version for Swindon's buses from last week.

10. Who thought of this, rubbish, rubbish, absolute rubbish.

9. When they were bombing Saddam, I was on a mini-break.

8. I just have a feeling you have several sheep lined-up for me.

7. I'm a bit sniffy.

6. When my mum has a party, some of her friends end up sleeping in the dog bed overnight.

5. I'm not thrilled about the idea Darren.

4. Don't give the man false hope, a false appreciation of his body, now that's alright.

3. Next time, try it without the sauce.

2. If a psychology student raises a point in the forrest, do the squirrels strip the carcass?

And the number one overheard phrase on Swindon's buses from last week is...

1. I've got to go and mist my aspidistra, it's not a euphemism, despite telling people.

Overheard something we've missed? Then let us know.

Friday, June 05, 2015

You wait ages for a political bluster and two come along at once

The withdrawal of the no.65 Stagecoach in Swindon service has ruffled some feathers amongst councillors in Swindon Borough Council and South Marston.

South Marston Parish Council complain that they didn't know about the changes until a resident told them. It's clear then that none of the parish councillors use the bus. To then complain they weren't informed discounts that Stagecoach advertised the changes before, in many ways - online, at bus stops, leaflets, new timetables and in the Adver.

Not to miss out making a little hay, Swindon Borough Councillor Heenan has suggested alternatives will be discussed at the next Cabinet meeting.

One thinks, are they only reactive alternatives due to the Adver story? Surely a proactive council would have planned possible alternatives back in March (and announced they were working on them) when Oxfordshire County Council withdrew the main chunk of funding for the 65? Odd that he didn't comment on the improvement to Thamesdown Transport's service through his own constituency, with the renumbered service 1/1A now recreating a cross-town route and increasing to every 10 minutes.

But that decision didn't involve politicians of course, or subsidy.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Top Ten Things Overheard On Swindon's Buses Last Week ; 267

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10. The only time I've been on a bus is with you.

9. I'm not going to do it for you, you're a grown adult and I've just shown you the order to push the buttons in, go on, on you go.

8. It wouldn't let me fill out the form, they kept saying it's because you only get a UK birth certificate if you're born in the UK, but no-one told me.

7. They've got vacancies, I'm going for them.

6. When you're a child, you're after that type of validation.

5. You shouldn't be seen wearing those trousers outside of 1988.

4. Fish is most certainly the dish of the day, chippy tonight.

3. Mention that when you text her, that'll win her over.

2. Let's have pasta for tea, I've got some of that garlic bread too, can't beat it.

And the number one overheard phrase on Swindon's buses from last week is...

1. Don't walk away from me, I love you Sandra, I mean Becky, Becky!

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