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if he was in england it wouldn't have been curry and ice cream smeared everywhere
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Old 24.08.2011, 11:15
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Re: Filthy Trains

The new S-stock trains seem to have A/C. Or put it this way a trip back home from the gym can be comfortable in a new train - hell in an old one.

HOWEVER - we suffer these temperatures 1 week (or maybe 2) in 52 - this isn't Mogadishu
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Old 24.08.2011, 11:18
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HOWEVER - we suffer these temperatures 1 week (or maybe 2) in 52 - this isn't Mogadishu
For those, like me, who are ashamed of not knowing where Mogadishu is, and what makes it special temperature wise:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mogadishu



I had the pleasure of travelling with a brand new S5 train today. I even changed carriage thinking I was on 1st class by mistake. It was THAT good! I was impressed!



(Geography was my worse grade. I hated the teatcher...)
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this isn't Mogadishu
True, but having lived in a hot country - and coped perfectly well, in a way that I'm struggling to do here - I consider culture, architecture, transport design, work habits, sleep patterns and social behaviour to contribute to one's comfort or discomfort just as much as the raw temperature.

Switzerland simply isn't geared up for hot weather, just as East Africa isn't geared up for snow.

I bet the Somalis would complain if they had to shovel their way to their BMWs in the morning like the Swiss have to some winters.
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I bet the Somalis would complain if they had to shovel their way to their BMWs in the morning like the Swiss have to some winters.
I bet they wouldn't.

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Old 24.08.2011, 22:35
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True, but having lived in a hot country - and coped perfectly well, in a way that I'm struggling to do here - I consider culture, architecture, transport design, work habits, sleep patterns and social behaviour to contribute to one's comfort or discomfort just as much as the raw temperature.

Switzerland simply isn't geared up for hot weather, just as East Africa isn't geared up for snow.

I bet the Somalis would complain if they had to shovel their way to their BMWs in the morning like the Swiss have to some winters.
The ones whit the AK47 mounted on the roof you mean
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Old 25.08.2011, 01:34
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I get really annoyed when people put their feet up on the seat opposite. At least if I do it, on a long trip, I put a newspaper or something under my feet and take my shoes off. I don't have foot odor. The other thing that disgusts me is the dirt where people put their heads, it must be all the hair products.
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I get really annoyed when people put their feet up on the seat opposite. At least if I do it, on a long trip, I put a newspaper or something under my feet and take my shoes off. I don't have foot odor. The other thing that disgusts me is the dirt where people put their heads, it must be all the hair products.
Absolutely! I hate it when people stick their smelly feet (with or without shoes) on the seats. All sprawled out so you can't sit there. Well I always single the people out who look most annoyed at the prospect of my asking to sit next to them. It's one of life's greatest pleasures!

But one of my absolute pet hates is people leaving really stinky leftover takeaways in the train. Bleugh...
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Old 25.08.2011, 08:31
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......However, I'm forced to use the S12, and occasionally the S6, almost on a daily basis, and in weather like this they are unbearable. To prove a point, yesterday I borrowed a Fluke temperature monitor from work (they're pretty damned accurate pieces of kit). I sat on the opposite side from where the sun was coming in so as not to get an artificially high result and started monitoring the temperature. 10 mins into the journey it was reading 47.3 degrees C. Not believing this I switched the the secondary sensor on the monitor and got a result of 46.9 degrees C confirming the temperature was indeed around 47. During the journey it peaked at 48.1, but never went below 46.3. I also passed two of those building mounted date, time and temperature displays, you know, those big red LED type things, and they read 36 and 37 respectively indicating that the temperature in the train was about 10 degrees hotter than outside.

A nerdy, almost obsessive thing to do I agree, but I just had to find out. Am I right in believing that it's illegal to transport animals in such conditions?
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Re: Filthy Trains

Pather,

I ride the trains everyday. They get more and more gross as the day progresses. You would think that a country which has the best transportation system in the world, Streets are always clean, would actually care about their trains. tsk tsk tsk
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