This one caught my eye the other day.
Shouldn't there be a question mark some where?
Not a lot of room here, we could do with a bigger bus park.
The first 12 into Paignton is still arriving 2 mins after the first 12A has left(12A's Run every hour on a Sunday) and still nothing has been done about it. I have been moaning to management since September about this. Still new rotas out at the end of the month; maybe it will change, I live in hope.
Still no drinking water in Paignton Canteen. I used to make my own coffee until I found out the water in the kettle came from a tank in the roof. I was off ill for 3 days, which was how I found out. So lunch time coffee out of the machine.
Coffee machine was Out of Order so round the corner to the coffee Shop in Dartmouth Road. £1.10 for what turned out to be totally undrinkable dark coloured water. I ended up with a Pepsi.
Rather glad when the shift ended.
It is any day between 1st May and 30th September and it is some time between 8 in the morning and 6 at night. Can you park here?
Well of course the answer is YES!
Surprised? Lets face it all you have to do is pull up at the side of the road, put the hand brake on, either select a gear or leave it in neutral, switch the engine off, get out, lock the door and walk away. And you've parked here. Under a sign that says no parking. Very clearly says no parking. The other day I was stuck in traffic and I tried to explain to some one that his family's day out to the beach would end in tears if he left his car parked here. He took not a blind bit of notice off me and shepherded his wife and kids across the road to the beach.
And look who turned up.
As you can see in my photo, I have captured a shot of mist coming in of the sea and covering the north end of the bay. I missed a much better shot than this. The 200 comes down Penwill Way which is high up over Paignton and has a good view of this end of the Bay. As I came round the corner I had a birds eye view of the mist creeping over Torquay. The view only lasted a couple of seconds and then was gone, hidden behind the houses. No where to pull in and take what would have been the star shot in BBC Devons Photo Gallery.
Two hours later when I went round again the mist had mostly gone and the photo had gone with it. Shame.
The other disappointment came when I finished. Retirement for me is still two and a half years away, longer if I have any thing to do with it. I have a few hobbies, taking photos, going to the pub (on my days of I should add) and blogging about bus driving. Oh yes, and bus driving. If I retire there will only be going to the pub and taking photos. I'll soon get bored with 2000 shots of the inside of the pub.
Now a couple of years ago the government promised a bill that would make it illegal to discriminate against some just because they had reached retirement age. I found out yesterday that the wording had changed slight and the bill had had it's balls cut of. It now reads that it is illegal to discriminate just because of age.(1) Unless you are over retirement age then you can be fired without mercy.
(1) Lawyers must be rubbing their bank balances with unadulterated joy(2) because:-
Q) How in God's name do you prove something like that in a court of Law?
A) Hire better, ie more expensive lawyers than the other side.
(2) Lawyers must have framed this law.