Sunday, July 09, 2017

Top Ten Things Overheard On Swindon's Buses Last Week ; 375

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10. That was totally not set up.

9. Let's get serious for a moment.

8. I'm going to pretend you're not as stupid as you make out.

7. Simon says I'm only to listen to him.

6. It gets a look behind the scenes and oh are there some revelations.

5. They says it's not tradition, but I've seen it done at least twice now.

4. But they don't subscribe yet, so why am I bothering?

3. No, they give change now, look, he's offering you change.

2. It was several thousand pounds, so no, I'm not going to be buying a second one.

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

1. It goes really chunky when you add on the attachments and my guilt.

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Monday, July 03, 2017

Top Ten Things Overheard On Swindon's Buses Last Week ; 374

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10. You'll never be able to solve it.

9. I'm sorry, but that's massively irresponsible.

8. They've built this structure round it so they can change the windows.

7. Kate kept on complaining till I gave in and said no.

6. It was changed up the road, over the fence and across the roof.

5. But if I'm late again they'll never let me come back.

4. It came covered in ice-cream and what looked like wood shavings.

3. There's about 5000 less than they were last year when we started counting.

2. But with mushrooms you don't get that awful smell.

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

1. Has anyone told her that she might have won, but she really lost?

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Swindon Bus War Round 4 : 3 is not the Magic Number

Too many buses running around with fresh air on board has seen Stagecoach blink on the number 3/number 5 near identical route.

Stagecoach will stop the number 3 from 12th August, stating it started well, but once Thamesdown started their near carbon copy number 5, passenger numbers fell away.


This skirmish benefit mostly the residents of Park North, with a hyper frequency of buses from two operators to choose from. In a welcome comment, the Stagecoach MD Rupert Cox noted the large number of buses running round having a "negative impact on their communities".

Top marks to Stagecoach for the comments, conceding early and giving it a go.

Now, from one front in the Swindon bus war to another, that Battle for Bassett, how goes things at the front Rupert and Andrew?

Monday, June 26, 2017

D is for Heenan's Bad Spell at Swinon



Councillor Dale Heenan (he of the council tax debacle) has asked residents (with only a few days to the deadline, so sounds more like a tick-box engagement exercise) what they 'want to see changed or improved'.

Swindoncentric suggests Mr Heenan maybe goes for English lessons, judging by the very sloppy letter of objection he's tweeted regarding a planning application he feels strong about.

In the letter, he suggests that residents write their own letter, as it carries more weight.

True, especially since it appears he can't even spell 'Swindon' in the opening line of his.

Never mind, I'm sure putting him in charge of two Swindon Libraries will go swimmingly. Is the order for new signs in yet? Better check the spelling first.

It's S-w-i-n-d-o-n

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Top Ten Things Overheard On Swindon's Buses Last Week ; 373

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10. They were sat there all day drinking and you can guess the very hands-on response.

9. He let go of the wall, pushed off, then fell into a manhole.

8. I saw him stand up and talk to that crowd, he was very good and different.

7. But babe, remember, not everyone think's you're as good looking as I do.

6. He told her she looked fat, then laughed, and she's still with the twat.

5. It was on Snapchat but I'm losing patience to keep using it.

4. Does your phone always loose signal on Wednesdays?

3. It was full of kids, I thought the S Club Juniors had walked in.

2. It's just corn, it's not going to attack you.

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

1. Keep it to yourself, I don't want everyone to know what I've caught.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Top Ten Things Overheard On Swindon's Buses Last Week ; 372

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10. Tell Mummy all the details of the funny man.

9. I heard the bone crack.

8. It's got zero calories in it, which is good as it's basically useless.

7. It exploded and she got plastic all over the kitchen.

6. Experts from Bristol are working on it.

5. I'm sorry, I didn't realise you were going to be totally freaked out.

4. You know, I've never liked that route with the narrow left turn.

3. We all know who he's been carrying on with.

2. I'll never win any awards for world's best dad.

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

1. You'll always be ready for getting divorced in a hurry.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Top Ten Things Overheard On Swindon's Buses Last Week ; 371

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10. She's called Wendy, not exactly confidence-inspiring.

9. If you're not dressed in 15 minutes then there's no point.

8. Don't put a sauce on it, otherwise it turns it all gloopy.

7. They kept on going on at her about getting a pay rise, but that's been years ago.

6. The temporary headteacher that replaced the one that was fiddling the money.

5. A lot has been put into the report, but we all know it's flawed.

4. She has to resign now.

3. Boris better just be sent away to a desert island for a few decades.

2. She voted Labour, she's never voted for them in her life.

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

1. It's all about the exit poll.

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