Sunday, February 15, 2015

Top Ten Things Overheard On Swindon's Buses Last Week ; 255

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10. Read that memo that was stuck up, then forget all about it.

9. I'm not questioning your choice, but it's stupid and you know it Sharon.

8. There's not change, not for years now, when did you last go?

7. They didn't think much of her presentation, it was mainly about her and nothing about hiring policy.

6. Would you credit their chances of winning that contract?

5. Nandos, sick, totally sick.

4. Toasters need to be less complicated and stop it burning.

3. It's really sensitive, but I'm not putting any pressure on it to give some relief.

2. Keep it in that bag, then we can swap over when we get back, otherwise it'll go everywhere and this is quite a posh bus.

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

1. Ironically, Tash was seen out with him again at the same restaurant she took Mark last year, no shame.

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Sunday, February 08, 2015

Top Ten Things Overheard On Swindon's Buses Last Week ; 254


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10. You'll never get away with this.

9. Bullying isn't being properly dealt with.

8. That was a narrow escape, no salad for me.

7. I'm going to go for the first half an hour then head off.

6. Mol said I'd have to ring him first and see exactly what it was that she was so bothered by.

5. Wink at him and I'm sure there'll be more to come later.

4. Two sausage rolls and a cream horn, I didn't have any breakfast.

3. Where did he go? He was on the 13 when we got on at college.

2. It's a two-minute walk from where they live now, a lot nicer.

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

1. He said they're going to move into the shop next door soon and start selling the full range again as they're still only to be imported and not made in the UK.

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Sunday, February 01, 2015

Top Ten Things Overheard On Swindon's Buses Last Week ; 253


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10. I don't expect him to understand wearing that.

9. This is very serious, I only eat the unsalted ones.

8. That app is a rip off, it just gives you reviews of all the other apps.

7. There is no golf course in Surrey he's not been to and failed at each one.

6. I've done my part, it's up to Sue now to decide if she wants it built on the street side or in the loft.

5. Lowest at £1, but it just falls apart after a week or too and in the right light, it's see-through.

4. We'll end up with an office full of 10 year olds that haven't heard of negative equity.

3. Maybe if you moved your workspace to Manchester you'd get more support from the divisional office.

2.  I think that's a very good idea, I'll make sure he wears his full length ones on the holiday and see what difference it makes.

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

1. I can't remember a worse time since Clive use to come into work and lear over my asset management desk. I use to use a wet-wipe to clean up afterwards.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Top Ten Things Overheard On Swindon's Buses Last Week ; 252


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10. No it's misty, that's not smoke.

9. In the interview she kept referring to KPIs, all I could think of was KP nuts.

8. I've not had these crisps since you could buy them in the canteen.

7. He's got crap all over his desk, their apartment must be like a tip.

6. What an undercut, knobber.

5. No the other side, over where you'd turn off for Eldene, he lives there, but it's a lot bigger than you'd imagine, you could park a tank on his front drive.

4. Too me ages to look like this, I tried on four pairs of trousers.

3. He wanted to keep things casual, so I've not seen him for a week.

2. Try to keep it to yourself, but I'm leaving after the next set of sales results.

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

1. Can you remember a time where you didn't care about your iPhone?

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Top Ten Things Overheard On Swindon's Buses Last Week ; 251


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10. You smell of bacon.

9. Give me that back you thieving thief.

8. I tapped, unwrapped and then felt massively guilty.

7. I keep my ID badge in the same pocket as my minstrels, pastels, and weight watchers card.

6. Have a merry new year, or whatever it is.

5. That's exactly why when you asked me to come over, I pretended to be fixing the fridge.

4. I posted it on Facebook, no-one could be arsed to comment on it, so I've gone off grid.

3. Talking of Fiona, how long did you know her before she started to be a cow?

2. There he is, look, there, now!

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

1. I play 1, 2, 6, 7, 18, 19 and 49, never won a single thing.

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Top Ten Things Overheard On Swindon's Buses Last Week ; 250


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10. You can't, there's cameras.

9. If she wants me to work she'll have to really get it together, I'm not standing in the cold holding a tray again.

8. No, this does usually go that way, but the road's shut, so it's going back the way it use to go before I dyed my hair.

7. I've got one more of these, two hours off, then, who knows.

6. But it's what I'm truly passionate about, I just love Twitter.

5. He's newly divorced, but I think it's going to be good, I mean he can spend more time with his girlfriend now.

4. Don't think that gives you the right to do and say what you want just because I'm not with you.

3. There's little doubt in my mind that we're on the wrong bus.

2. I can't call him, what would I say? "Hi, I saw your arms on a poster at work and want you to hold me with them"?

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

1. I never go upstairs, I'm always worried the height and motion will make me seasick, plus stairs never agree with me.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Why Swindon's Mayor Needs to Go Now


The council has reported that the Mayor of Swindon needs to apologise for his comments and undergo training.

The Mayor has responded Mayor has responded by saying he shouldn't have used a word and will consider his position.

The mayoral position is usually a ceremonial one, with the post being a 'first citizen' that represents the people of a town to the wider world on official occasions.

The individual chosen is representing every single person in Swindon, from worried Honda employers, demoralised council workers, teachers in schools, retired Plessey folk, the 18 year old who's desperate for work, to the new family that have moved to Swindon because it seemed like a decent place.

That person needs to have conduct of the highest order, to be fair, tolerant, passionate, respectful, sociable, and to have the deepest of respect for the people of Swindon.

Does that describe Mayor Nick Martin?

He needs to go for the sake of the civic pride of our town.