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By Eirlys - 19 October 2008 22

As a constant user of the ACTION buses (I travel to work and back Downer to Deakin and vice versa). So I spend about 10 hours a week on a bus- if not more. I often depend on the clock that is found at the Civic interchange. It gives the commuters an understanding of what time the buses are allegedly running to.

However, shortly before the commencement of day light savings this clock was covered up with a printed out of order sign. Often before daylight savings commences this is done for when they change the time. However, on Friday 17 Octoberit was still covered up.

I have only had bad experiences trying to get answers out of ACTION. So does anyone know if the clock is ever getting fixed (surely it would have taken longer to print out and paste on the clock the paper message then it would have taken to find someone to fix it).. If yes when and if not why not?

What’s Your opinion?


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ACTION Buses Civic Interchange Clock
candelabra 10:15 am 20 Oct 08

Eirlys said :

bd84 said :

I believe that they invented the watch in about the 16th century, by now I would have thought you would have purchased one so you could tell the time 24/7. Handy inventions.

Ah but the point is the buses run to their own mysterious timeframes and timezones, so therefore it is necessary to know what timezone of ACTION the bus is in. Watches mean nothing.

LOL
Yeah, the Woden one hasn’t been working for a while it has letters written accross the face instead “stnd” I think, most inconvienient.

Eirlys 10:13 am 20 Oct 08

jakez

jakez said :

So the big public clock is out of order and you have no idea what to do?

You know I used to think that increasing the size and scope of Government would only serve to bring about a society filled entirely with people who combine functional brain death with an all encompassing entitlement complex. Maybe I’m wrong though.

Hardly, all I can say is as a constant bus rider they provide a clock as a service to show us the time that their buses are running to (allegedly). It provides assistance, it isn’t an expected assistance but it is appreciated. If they are no longer going to provide the clock- fair enough, save themselves a miniscule amount on the electricity bill. However remove it completely- don’t act like it is going to be returned to usual. I was just wondering if someone out there in cyber space knew why it was still out of order and if it was going to be returned.

jakez 9:55 am 20 Oct 08

So the big public clock is out of order and you have no idea what to do?

You know I used to think that increasing the size and scope of Government would only serve to bring about a society filled entirely with people who combine functional brain death with an all encompassing entitlement complex. Maybe I’m wrong though.

p1 9:37 am 20 Oct 08

The action buses still run perfectly in time with that clock… twice a day…

Mr Evil 9:24 am 20 Oct 08

ACTION were awaiting the outcome of the election?

Eirlys 8:13 am 20 Oct 08

bd84 said :

I believe that they invented the watch in about the 16th century, by now I would have thought you would have purchased one so you could tell the time 24/7. Handy inventions.

Ah but the point is the buses run to their own mysterious timeframes and timezones, so therefore it is necessary to know what timezone of ACTION the bus is in. Watches mean nothing.

Deadmandrinking 11:16 pm 19 Oct 08

You’re missing the point bd84. It’s one of the fundamental attitudes in 21st century life – why do something when someone else can do it for you?

bd84 9:13 pm 19 Oct 08

I believe that they invented the watch in about the 16th century, by now I would have thought you would have purchased one so you could tell the time 24/7. Handy inventions.

Deadmandrinking 8:18 pm 19 Oct 08

Holden Caulfield said :

Awwwwww, get out of the wrong side of bed today dmd?

Shhh…not too loud. My head is still pumping.

Holden Caulfield 7:43 pm 19 Oct 08

Awwwwww, get out of the wrong side of bed today dmd?

Deadmandrinking 7:06 pm 19 Oct 08

Holden Caulfield said :

The clock in my car works perfectly.

Sad the driver doesn’t.

Holden Caulfield 7:04 pm 19 Oct 08

The clock in my car works perfectly.

Deadmandrinking 6:44 pm 19 Oct 08

Belconnen’s clocks seem to have been ripped out.

bubzie 6:20 pm 19 Oct 08

woden interchange’s clock’s definatly worse..every time i’m there its broken!

hoolahawk 5:42 pm 19 Oct 08

This is unrelated to your story but I thought it worth mentioning…I went back to work after my lunch break the other day, I got back in about 1:45 pm. My manager asked where I had been, which I informed her with a rather confused look and head back to my desk.

On the way there I noticed the clock said 2:45 pm…I straight way realised what had happen. I normally wear a watch, but this day I only had my mobile phone that for some reason did not roll over with day light saving time and so was running an hour late (well that’s my excuse 🙂

Maybe the change in date for DS stuffed it. Although I agree they could put up a notice about it.

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