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Old 30.06.2011, 15:45
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let me know how you get on... I'll hop on a bus and come down and join you.
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Don't forget to by tickets

LiB, are you coming too
tickets?... awe heck.. I never buy those things !!
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Old 30.06.2011, 15:47
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Thanks for the info. I have one of those. Phew. Now if I never forget my wallet, I'm okay.

No you're not,
yes I am,
okay we are both okay!
You will be totally ok if you forget it as well - you'll have to give an ID and the controller can see in his portable computer that you have in fact a valid subscription. Your fine will be 5CHF. Nothing to cry about.
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I'm good...I'm trying to stay away from old pervy men.
co'mon... I'll save you space on the bench.. and we might pull....



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You will be totally ok if you forget it as well - you'll have to give an ID and the controller can see in his portable computer that you have in fact a valid subscription. Your fine will be 5CHF. Nothing to cry about.
if Trev doesn't infact work for the SBB he is the biggest anorak I've ever heard of.

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Old 30.06.2011, 15:50
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So many things in todays world are not fair, there's bankers who are stealing us everyday around the globe and it's not fair, there's armies going to wars killing people and it's not fair, there's corrupt politicians telling us what to do and what not to do and it's not fair, a true smile on a human being's face is much more fair than all of the above and if it bothers any of you i would be happily going to pay the 80 chf she had to pay and i would feel so honored doing
Thanks for sharing.

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You never know the circumstances...

Additionally, I guess when you're working as ticket inspector you have developed a pretty good sensitivity, if it'll be alright to make an exception.
good point.

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Old 30.06.2011, 15:53
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if Trev doesn't infact work for the SBB he is the biggest anorak I've ever heard of.
Anoraks are totally cool.
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Old 30.06.2011, 15:58
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Anoraks are totally cool.
There are only two people on this forum wearing SBB anoraks and I am none of them.
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Old 30.06.2011, 16:01
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There are only two people on this forum wearing SBB anoraks and I am none of them.
the above post is submitted as further proof of anorak-ism. (1)
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Old 30.06.2011, 16:09
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There are only two people on this forum wearing SBB anoraks and I am none of them.
Doesn't have to be an SBB anorak.....
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Old 30.06.2011, 16:13
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On a more serious note....who else has been touched today?
Me. We've had floods in our village last night. No one injured, but plenty of damages and our garages and cellars were all flooded. Some by only rainwater, others mixed with mud and whatever came down. Some cars have water damages (was standing in garages). But was nice to see how neighbours were all helping out, firemen worked around the clock pumping out water...and early this morning the 'hauswart' was allready cleaning and so also everyone who could help. there was people that hardly slept last night, to help others and make sure levels stays fine.

I got calls from friends, all offering to come and help clean.
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Re: I got so touched today by a great human reaction

Iíd been cycling with a friend when we hopped on a train to return home. At some point, he got off while I continued on. When the ticket inspector came I realized my friend had taken my bike ticket with him, and this is what I explained. He believed me and let it go. 5 minutes later another ticket inspector got on (what are the chances?!), and I explained again. He clearly didnít believe me, but at my destination he walked me to the ticket machine where he oversaw my buying said ticket.

Hooray for the human factor in ticket inspectors!
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Old 30.06.2011, 16:20
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Re: I got so touched today by a great human reaction

I'm a little surprised than no one raised the question what kind of example is she providing her daughter now? To skip buying ticket and whine your self out of it?

I have three times been caught without or with invalid tickets and successfully dumb-blonde myself from a ticket each time. True, two times I actually did a mistake with the ticket. Once I was arriving back home after a whole day of travel and just as I walked out of the Bahnhof I saw my bus and ran after it with three heavy bags and didn't have time to buy a ticket (and the inspectors saw me running).

But, although I may sometimes skip the ticket (no coins or about to miss the bus), when I'm in company with my youngest sister for example, I simply don't do things like this. I know I'm her role-model and I want encourage her to be a honest citizen, encourage her to appear as a smart woman rather then pull the dumb-blonde when in troubles.
Well, that's just me...
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Old 30.06.2011, 16:21
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Old 30.06.2011, 16:27
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.......Just to defend this woman.

I have a pass that I carry, not a ticket.

The pass is in my wallet so I don't think about the 'ticket' issue.


Last winter I left for work, and realised that it was much colder than I thought, so I went back inside to change coats.

...... my 'wallet' was in the other coat, but I didn't realise until I was at work and needed it.


Now,
Am I scum of the earth for this instance?
Who is to say the woman wasn't in the same situation
(I mean, how many handbags do women have?)

People forget, give the woman a chance.


10 points for the ticket inspectors I say. (bonus points for the chocolates).
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Old 30.06.2011, 16:33
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10 points for the ticket inspectors I say. (bonus points for the chocolates).
So the magic handbag had her kids abo in it, but not her own. And if she had an abo, she'd not needed to cry but only ID herself...

Honestly: If you have a somewhat reasonable excuse - you will tell it to the SBB guy, no? Not doing so and starting to cry is probably the clearest sign for not forgetting the abo or anything else in the area of "happens", but simply dodging the fare.
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Old 30.06.2011, 16:36
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I'm a little surprised than no one raised the question what kind of example is she providing her daughter now? To skip buying ticket and whine your self out of it?

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whine yourself out of it...........maybe........maybe ( I wasnt there ) she was truly stressed and that was her reaction.

and maybe she was teaching her daughter ( accidentally ) that people make mistakes and sometimes they are forgiven for it.

or maybe she was an expert con artist and she and her young daughter are out seeing the town on the ChF 80.-- she saved in skipping out of a ticket

which one do you think?
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Old 30.06.2011, 16:43
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...... my 'wallet' was in the other coat, but I didn't realise until I was at work and needed it.


Now,
Am I scum of the earth for this instance?
Who is to say the woman wasn't in the same situation
(I mean, how many handbags do women have?)

People forget, give the woman a chance.
Didn't you read what everybody wrote?
You don't get an 80 CHF for leaving your pass at home...
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Old 30.06.2011, 16:46
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which one do you think?
Don't know and don't care.
Just found it interesting that no one mentioned the role model side of this case after six pages. This is, after all, EF for christ sake!
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Old 30.06.2011, 16:46
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Didn't you read what everybody wrote?
You don't get an 80 CHF for leaving your pass at home...
we werent there.... maybe her daughter has an abo for going to school every day and she herself usually buys a day ticket.
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I don't know... again neither of us were there.
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I think the original point of this message is simply sometimes those evil nasty mods oh sorry, mixed up there, evil nasty ticket inspectors are sometimes human and humane.
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Old 30.06.2011, 16:52
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sometimes those evil nasty mods ... are sometimes human and humane.
Yeah. Like that'd ever happen.
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I think the original point of this message is simply sometimes those evil nasty mods....are human and humane
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Yeah. Like that'd ever happen.

like I said.. it was a typo... don't know how that happened mate.


I hope I don't get a fine for that.
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