2 Mar 2015

ON MATTERS OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND CONVENIENCE.

Warning: Whilst I endeavour to keep Media monday family friendly I feel it only right to point out that some of the newspapers featured do have links to articles of a more adult theme. TT

Spotted on a Barnsley bus .... A note asking passengers to mimic the bell and shout 'Ding-Dong' should they wish to alert the driver.


Described as a welcome relief from 'destructive' acts of vandalism pranksters in a Surrey village took the phrase 'public convenience' to a new level and installed a toilet, sink and loo-roll holder in a bus stop overnight.


An unnamed Police Constable from Doncaster contacted his colleagues to report he had found a stolen police car not realising it was the car he had just stepped out of.

A baby, dead mice, goldfish, an artificial leg. Trawling through its records a taxi firm in the north east of England has revealed ten of the most unusual things left by forgetful passengers. 


14 comments:

LL Cool Joe said...

Ha ha, only in Barnsley! My brother lives there, so I'll have to ask him if he or his family were on the bell-less bus.

Barbara Fisher said...

Hi Tracy, That poor policeman – how embarrassing for him, but hugely funny of course! Lovely picks this week, thank you. xx

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

The forgetful policeman doesn't rate much of a mention, it's just a sign of the times. Don't you remember when policemen were policemen and were looked up to and respected?

A friend of our had his car stolen from a petrol station, with his tiny baby still inside. He had only taken the baby out for a drive to settle it down, then had to go home to his wife by taxi and minus said infant! Luckily the car and baby were found quite quickly, as the car was found abandoned, when the baby woke up, startling the would be thieves into scarpering.

Toilet humour is always good for a laugh or two, but a bus driver with a sense of humour ... now that's something quite new!

Nice mix of randomness this week :)

Yvonne.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

An instillation of a loo there would NEVER work in the states. It wouldn't be connivance but gross quickly. :P

Suko said...

Oh, my! Which story is the funniest? I think my favorite this week is the first one. I can practically hear the riders mimicking the bell! :)

The Bookworm said...

That's a nutty list of things people leave behind in taxis. The article says someone even left a baby!
Happy Monday.

Alexia561 said...

I love the thought of bus passengers yelling "ding-dong" when they wanted to get off! Too funny! And that poor police constable. He'll never live that down!

Brian Joseph said...

I can just imagine all the smart aleck passengers on that bus and what they are doing now.

Lindsay said...

Ding-dong! Oh dear, that poor policeman, how embarrassing, and yet how many of us haven't done something similar...!

Kelly said...

It amazes me how anyone could leave some of those items behind (in a taxi).

I would want to remain nameless, too, if I were that policeman.

Sherry Ellis said...

Makes me wonder how the policeman got his job!

Literary Feline said...

Oh my gosh, these are all so funny, Tracy! Except maybe the baby left in the cab.

Anilkumar Kurup said...

Good to see your Monday post regularly.
But, I'm afraid it is shrinking isn't it?

Tracy Terry said...

Apologies for the 'shrinking' posts. Dictated by what I found funny in the previous weeks press I'm afraid the length will vary.